President Moon said that the biggest task for both countries is to make the Korea Peninsula completely nuclear free and to establish permanent peace.
Joe Biden and Moon Jae In (AP)
US President Joe Biden announced the appointment of a special envoy for North Korea after first talks with his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae In. Biden said Thursday while addressing a joint press conference with the South Korean president that he was in Washington, “I am happy to say that Sung Kim, an in-depth diplomat and policy expert, will be America’s special envoy to North Korea.” .
Biden told reporters that during his administration’s review of North Korea, his team had a detailed discussion with President Moon’s team. He said that both of us are very worried about the situation. Both countries want diplomatic talks with North Korea to take practical steps which will reduce tensions in the way of achieving our goal of making the Korean peninsula nuclear free. Today I want to assure President Moon that the US will continue to consult closely with the Republic of Korea on its strategy and stand.
Target to make ‘Korea’ nuclear free
President Moon said that the biggest task for both countries is to make the Korea Peninsula completely nuclear free and to establish peace permanently. He welcomed Biden’s decision to appoint Ambassador Sung Kim as the Special Representative for North Korea Policy.
He said that this shows diplomacy and America’s commitment to be ready for dialogue with North Korea. I have high hopes now because a person specializing in Korean peninsula issues has been appointed. The South Korean President said that he and Biden discussed the commitments-based dialogues between the two Korean countries.
Biden said – it’s a difficult job
He said that President Biden also supported the ‘Inter-Korean Dialogue’ and cooperation. We will work on progress in inter-Korean relations with the close cooperation of the US. In response to a question, the US President said that his goal is nuclear disarmament of the Korean peninsula. When the last four administrations in the US failed to achieve this goal, Biden said it was a difficult task.
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