Moon urges US to 'lower bar' for talks with North Korea

North Korean members of the joint inter-Korean women’s ice hockey team bidding a tearful farewell to their South Korean companions yesterday as they left the Gangneung Olympic Village in Gangwon province, after the close of the Pyeongchang Winter O
North Korean members of the joint inter-Korean women’s ice hockey team bidding a tearful farewell to their South Korean companions yesterday as they left the Gangneung Olympic Village in Gangwon province, after the close of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

S. Korean leader stresses need for them to meet soon, as North shows willingness to talk

South Korean President Moon Jae In has urged the United States to "lower the bar" for the resumption of a dialogue with North Korea, which he said must show a willingness to denuclearise.

Mr Moon, in a meeting with Chinese Vice-Premier Liu Yandong here yesterday, stressed the need for the US and North Korea to "sit down together quickly".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 27, 2018, with the headline 'Moon urges US to 'lower bar' for talks with North Korea'. Print Edition | Subscribe