S. Korea urged countries in region to deliver stronger message for N. Korea's denuclearization
Updated: 2022-06-10 13:03:25 KST
South Korea called for a stronger message for the complete denuclearization of North Korea at the ASEAN Regional Forum Senior Officials' Meeting, from the 27 participating member-states.
Seoul's deputy foreign minister Yeo Seung-bae on Thursday, strongly condemned the latest missile launches by the North, describing them a clear violation of UN Security Council resolutions.
He also laid out plans of the Yoon Suk-yeol administration to help strengthen the North's economy and improve the quality of life for its people, if the regime resumes dialogue.
The Forum is the only regional multilateral scheme which Pyeongyang is part of.
The day before, Yeo took part in the East Asia Summit Senior Official's Meeting, during which he also urged participating countries to exert a firm and unified voice against North Korean provocations.
The Foreign Ministers' Meetings of the ARF and EAS are slated to be held in August.
Kim Hyo-sun, Arirang News.