Lee Do-hoon, South Korea’s special representative for the Korean Peninsula peace and security affairs, met with his Japanese counterpart Kenji Kanasugi, according to Seoul’s foreign ministry.
The two sides agreed to strengthen diplomatic efforts to turn a peace momentum, which was recently being created on the peninsula, into a peaceful resolution of the nuclear issue.
Lee and Kanasugi made an in-depth discussion on ways to encourage the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to come to the dialogue table while stably managing situations on the peninsula.
The meeting came ahead of the high-level talks between South Korea and the DPRK slated to be held Tuesday in the truce village of Panmunjom.
The inter-Korean talks would first focus on the DPRK’s participation in the 2018 Winter Olympics, which South Korea will host in February in the country’s eastern county of Pyeongchang. (Xinhua/RSS)