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Top diplomats of Seoul, Washington reaffirm close coordination on N. Korea
Updated: 2020-01-15 04:32:54 KST
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The top diplomats of South Korea and the U.S. have reaffirmed their close coordination on North Korea.
Seoul's Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met in San Francisco on Tuesday, local time, to discuss alliance issues as well as regional and international matters.
According to South Korea's foreign ministry, they shared views on how to keep the momentum going for the North Korea nuclear talks and vowed close cooperation on the recent tensions in the Middle East.
The talks were the first between the two in nine months and come after North Korea warned of taking "shocking actual action" and threatened to showcase "a new strategic weapon."
In a trilateral meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi the diplomats agreed that three-way cooperation is essential to ensure regional peace and security.
Kang and Motegi also held a one-on-one on the sidelines to discuss efforts to solve their bilateral row over trade and history.
We'll give you further details as we get them in our later newscasts.
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