Moon Jae In eager for summit of Koreas

World | 15 Apr 2019 3:06 pm

Soouth Korean President Moon Jae In said today he is willing to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un irrespective of the format and venue.

Moon also welcomed Kim's commitment to a third summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, Yonhapo reports.

"Now is the time to make preparations and push for South-North summit talks in earnest," he said in a meeting with top presidential aides. "As soon as North Korea is ready, I hope the two Koreas will have another summit without being restrained by the venue and format."

Moon's remarks marked his first official message on Pyongyang since his White House summit with Trump.

They also were his response to the North Korean leader's speech to the Supreme People's Assembly last week, in which he urged the United States to change tack in order to continue denuclearization talks.

Kim said he will wait "with patience" till the end of this year, emphasizing that Pyongyang won't budge at all.

Moon described Kim's statement as showing a willingness to continue dialogue. 

 

 

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