- Title: South Korean president meets special envoys upon their return
- Date: 24th May 2017
- Summary: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (MAY 24, 2017) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** SOUTH KOREAN SPECIAL ENVOYS TO U.S., CHINA, JAPAN AND OTHER OFFICIALS STANDING SOUTH KOREAN ENVOY TO JAPAN AND LAWMAKER OF THE MINJOO PARTY, MOON HEE-SANG (LEFT) AND ENVOY TO U.S., FORMER AMBASSADOR TO U.S., HONG SEOK-HYUN (RIGHT) STANDING SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT, MOON JAE-IN, WALKING INTO MEETING ROOM AND SHAKING HANDS WITH HONG, LEE AND OFFICIALS THE MEETING IN PROGRESS
- Embargoed: 7th June 2017 10:06
- Keywords: comfort women THAAD meeting special envoys Moon Jae-in President South Korea
- Location: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
- City: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
- Country: South Korea
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0016I7672D
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- Story Text: EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: PART AUDIO QUALITY AS INCOMING
South Korean President Moon Jae-in held a meeting with special envoys on Wednesday (May 24) after their return from the United States, China and Japan earlier this month.
The envoys including former ambassador to the U.S., Hong Seok-hyun, former prime minister Lee Hae-chan, and a veteran Democratic Party lawmaker Moon Hee-sang, attended the meeting.
President Moon said he believed the envoys fully explained South Korea's views on the THAAD and the South Korea-Japan Comfort Women Agreement to the concerned leaders.
China has strongly opposed the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) anti-missile system deployed in South Korea to counter the threat from North Korea, saying it can spy into its territory, and South Korean companies have been hit in China by a nationalist backlash over the deployment.
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