- Title: South Korea says prepares for summit with United States
- Date: 18th May 2017
- Summary: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (MAY 18, 2017) (REUTERS) ARRIVAL OF SOUTH KOREAN FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESMAN, CHO JUNE-HYUCK REPORTERS CHO STANDING (SOUNDBITE) (Korean) SOUTH KOREAN FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESMAN, CHO JUNE-HYUCK, SAYING: "The Foreign Ministry is preparing for the South Korea-U.S. summit slated for late June." REPORTERS (SOUNDBITE) (Korean) SOUTH KOREAN FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESMAN, CHO JUNE-HYUCK, SAYING: "Along with holding a summit meeting, the U.S. and South Korea will cooperate closely at all levels on finding decisive and practical plans to resolve the North Korean nuclear issues, we hope to achieve the common goal of completely denuclearizing North Korea." NEWS CONFERENCE IN PROGRESS EXTERIOR OF SOUTH KOREAN FOREIGN MINISTRY BUILDING SIGNBOARD READING (Korean / English): "MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS"
- Embargoed: 1st June 2017 07:41
- Keywords: North Korea summit Moon Jae-in United States South Korea
- Location: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
- City: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
- Country: South Korea
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0016HD7CJP
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: South Korea's foreign ministry said on Thursday (May 18) preparations have begun for a summit meeting with the United States slated for late June, as both countries aim to strengthen ties in the face of North Korea's weapons development.
North Korea conducted its latest ballistic missile test on Sunday (May 14) in defiance of U.N. Security Council resolutions, saying it was a test of its capability to carry a "large-size heavy nuclear warhead."
South Korea's new President Moon Jae-in who took office last week has campaigned on a more moderate approach toward the North but he has said North Korea must change its attitude of insisting on arms development before dialogue was possible.
But U.S. President Donald Trump has said "a major, major conflict" with North Korea was possible and all options were on the table but wanted to resolve the crisis diplomatically and peacefully, possibly through the use of economic sanctions.
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