S. Korea's top nuclear envoy says Russia showed support for end-of-war declaration
Updated: 2021-10-15 07:55:49 KST
At a meeting in Moscow between South Korea's chief nuclear envoy Noh Kyu-duk and his Russian counterpart Igor Morgulov, the two envoys discussed ways to restart the peace process on the Korean Peninsula.
Seoul's foreign ministry said Noh called for Russia's support, while emphasizing the need to stably manage the situation and the importance of resuming dialogue with the North.
Morgulov acknowledged South Korea's recent efforts to move forward with the peace process and reaffirmed Russia's commitment to play a constructive role.
Thursday's talks are their second face-to-face meeting this year, after Morgulov visited Seoul in August.
Noh told reporters in Moscow that the Russian government showed support for the end-of-war declaration to build trust with the North.
A formal end to the Korean War was proposed by South Korean President Moon Jae-in during his speech at the UN General Assembly.
Noh added that South Korea is speeding up its efforts to have talks with the U.S. and that it is also currently having discussions with other countries including China.
Meanwhile, Kyodo News reported on Thursday that there is a possibility that the top nuclear envoys of South Korea, the U.S. and Japan could meet next week in Washington DC.
It said the meeting will likely be on ways to improve trilateral cooperation as Pyeongyang continues to test fire missiles.
The three envoys last met on September 14th in Tokyo.
Bae Eun-ji, Arirang News.