S. Korea’s FM briefs EU on fast-developing situation on Korean Peninsula

Over in Europe,… South Korea’s foreign minister Kang Kyung-wha
has been discussing North Korea with top diplomats from the European Union. Speaking at the EU Foreign Affairs Council,…
for the first time ever,… as a non-EU member representative,… Kang explained the fast-changing
situation on the Korean Peninsula now that Pyongyang has shown a strong inclination to
talk. And with the planned back-to-back summits
approaching,… she asked for the EU’s continued support and cooperation in establishing peace
within the region. On the sidelines of the meeting,… Kang was
briefed by her Swedish counterpart on her talks with North Korea’s top diplomat Ri Yong-ho. Sweden’s top diplomat said last weekend’s
talks were “focused primarily on the security situation on the Korean Peninsula, which is
high on the UN Security Council’s agenda.” They called the upcoming summits with North
Korea a “turning point” in resolving the nuclear issue and bringing lasting peace to the region.

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