South Korea seeks ‘speedy resumption’ of US-North Korea nuke talks

Published February 24, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Reuters

GENEVA – South Korea’s foreign minister called on Monday for a quick resumption of stalled US-North Korean nuclear talks, adding that her government stood ready to engage with Pyongyang to facilitate dialogue.

FILE PHOTO: South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha speaks to Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during their meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono (not pictured) at the Great Hall of the People (GHOP) in Beijing, China, 22 August 2019. How Hwee Young/Pool via REUTERS
South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha speaks to Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during their meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono (not pictured) at the Great Hall of the People (GHOP) in Beijing, China, 22 August 2019. (How Hwee Young / Pool via REUTERS / File Photo / MANILA BULLETIN)

Kang Kyung-wha, addressing the UN-sponsored Conference on Disarmament, said: “A speedy resumption of the US-DPRK negotiations is critical so that all stakeholders maintain and build upon the hard-won momentum for dialogue. We stand ready to engage with the North in a way that facilitates and accelerates the US-DPRK dialogue.”

North Korea told the Geneva forum last month that as the United States had ignored its year-end deadline for nuclear talks, it no longer felt bound by commitments, which included a halt to its nuclear testing and the firing of inter-continental ballistic missiles.

 
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