The Borneo Post (Sabah)

Unificatio­n ministry hopes MoonBiden summit will help build consensus on denucleari­sation

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SEOUL: The unificatio­n ministry yesterday expressed hopes that an upcoming summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and US President Joe Biden will help improve interKorea­n relations and strengthen efforts for denucleari­sation of the Korean Peninsula, reported Yonhap.

Moon is set to hold his first inperson summit talks with Biden in Washington D.C. “in the latter half of May,” Cheong Wa Dae announced earlier.

“We hope that the May summit will help build a ‘large consensus’ between the leaders of the two countries on denucleari­sation and bringing peace on the Korean Peninsula, as well as improving inter-Korean relations,” Cha Deok-cheol, deputy spokespers­on at South Korea’s unificatio­n ministry, said during a regular press briefing.

The Biden administra­tion’s ongoing review of North Korea policy is in its final stages.

Nuclear talks between Washington and Pyongyang stalled after the 2019 summit in Hanoi.

The two sides were far apart over how far Pyongyang should denucleari­se in order for Washington to offer concession­s. — Bernama

 ?? — AFP photo ?? A combo photo of Biden (left) and Moon.
— AFP photo A combo photo of Biden (left) and Moon.

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