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MOFA monitoring Korean Peninsula

Staff writer, with CNA

The government is keeping close tabs on developments on the Korean Peninsula and has again urged North Korea to show restraint after reports Pyongyang has decided to restart its nuclear facilities, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) spokeswoman Anna Kao (高安) said.

“We will continue to monitor the situation on the Korean Peninsula,” she said.

North Korea’s moves are unwelcome, she said, adding that Pyongyang should also follow international regulations aimed at maintaining peace and stability.

Given the escalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula, the ministry urged Taiwanese planning to travel to South Korea to keep a close eye on the situation.

The ministry has maintained a “gray” travel alert for South Korea, the lowest level in its four-color scale. However, Taiwanese have been advised to avoid non-essential travel to North Korea, for which the ministry has issued an “orange” alert.

There are about 20,000 Republic of China passport holders in South Korea, the ministry said.

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