S.Korean to do all it can for DPRK-U.S. denuke talks: president

Xinhua Published: 2019-09-16 15:42:20
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Monday that his country will do all it can for the denuclearization talks between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in. [File Photo: EPA via IC/YONHAP]

South Korean President Moon Jae-in. [File Photo: EPA via IC/YONHAP]

Moon made the remarks during a weekly meeting with his senior secretaries, saying the working-level talks between Pyongyang and Washington will resume soon.

Moon noted that his government will do whatever it can to open a future of co-prosperity with the peace settlement and the peace economy on the Korean Peninsula.

Moon's comment came after Choe Son Hui, the DPRK's first vice foreign minister, said last week that the DPRK was willing to sit with the United States at an agreed-upon time and place in late September to comprehensively discuss issues the two sides had taken up.

Stephen Biegun, U.S. special representative for DPRK affairs, said during his visit to Seoul last month that his country was ready to engage in working-level talks with the DPRK for the peninsula's denuclearization.

President Moon was scheduled to visit New York later this month to attend the 74th session of the UN General Assembly. On the sidelines of it, Moon planned to hold a summit meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump.

Moon said peace on the peninsula will be solidified when the international community joins in it, vowing to make efforts to encourage the international society to join and cooperate in the peninsula peace process.

He added that he will actively support the DPRK-U.S. dialogue through his summit meeting with Trump.

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