08 August 2017

News Story: S. Korea, Japan leaders talk over phone on Korean Peninsula issues

SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held talks over the phone on the Korean Peninsula issues, Moon's office said Monday.

The two leaders held the telephone conversation for 23 minutes from 4 p.m. local time (0700 GMT), according to the presidential Blue House. Before the talks, Moon had a separate telephone dialogue with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump earlier in the day.

During the talks with Abe, Moon said the Korean Peninsula issues should eventually be resolved through negotiations in a peaceful, diplomatic way, reiterating his stance shown in his previous dialogue with Trump.

Moon said South Korea, Japan and the United States should discuss strategic measures to encourage the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to come to a dialogue table for the complete dismantlement of its nuclear program.

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