According to Moon Jae-In, the Hanoi summit confirmed the fact that Seoul, Washington and Pyongyang do not want to return to the previous situation.
North Korea and the United States are determined to continue the dialogue on denuclearization, despite the unsuccessful outcome of the summit in Hanoi. This was stated on Monday by the President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-In at a meeting with his assistants in a Seoul residence.
“The lack of agreements during the second US-North Korean summit created temporary difficulties, but it was clearly confirmed that Seoul, Washington and Pyongyang do not want to return to the situation that was in the past”, Moon Jae-In stressed.
Speaking about the upcoming trip to the US next week and the meeting with President Donald trump, he noted that it is “the result of the efforts undertaken by South Korea and the US to resume nuclear talks as soon as possible”.
Moon Jae-In stressed that during the meeting he will discuss “ways to strengthen cooperation with Washington to achieve further progress in establishing a lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula, which includes the resumption of dialogue between the US and North Korea, the full denuclearization of the Peninsula and the improvement of inter-Korean relations and relations between Washington and Pyongyang”.
The South Korean President expressed confidence that all participants in this process will be able to overcome successfully the difficulties arising on the way of denuclearization. “It would be strange if we didn’t have any problems along the way”, he said. According to moon Jae-In, the parties have made more progress over the past year than in the previous 70 years. “That is why we must continue the dialogue”, the President concluded.