WORLD S. Korean, US presidents hold phone talks over Korean Peninsula issue

WORLD

S. Korean, US presidents hold phone talks over Korean Peninsula issue

Xinhua

11:47, February 04, 2021

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SEOUL, Feb. 4 (Xinhua) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday held phone talks with U.S. President Joe Biden over the Korean Peninsula issue and other matters, the presidential Blue House said.

During the 30-minute conversation, Moon proposed that Seoul and Washington make joint efforts to advance the denuclearization of and the permanent peace settlement on the peninsula.

The two leaders exchanged opinions about other global issues, such as climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic, global economic recovery, among others, according to the Blue House.

They agreed to continue close communications and to hold summit as early as the COVID-19 pandemic is stabilized.

It was their first phone dialogue since Biden was sworn in as the U.S. president on Jan. 20. They talked over phone on Nov. 12, 2020 following Biden's presidential election victory.


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