South Korea Hopes For Resumption of Dialogue Between Japan and North Korea
South Korean President Moon Jae-in urged Japan to resume dialogue with North Korea on normalizing relations. According to him, "if the relations between North Korea and Japan are normalized, this would in many respects contribute to ensuring peace and security beyond the Korean Peninsula in Northeast Asia."
At Moon’s summit last month with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, both sides agreed to work toward denuclearization. Kim said during that meeting he was “ready to have a dialogue with Japan anytime”, Moon told.
Moon’s statement was conducted ahead of a summit on Wednesday between Moon, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Tokyo. North Korea was expected to be high on the agenda but a Chinese diplomat said last week the talks were about regional cooperation and not focused on the Korean peninsula.