S. Korea's Moon urges North, US to compromise

South Korean President Moon Jae In, in a meeting with Chinese Vice-Premier Liu Yandong in Seoul, stressed the need for the US and North Korea to "sit down together quickly".
South Korean President Moon Jae In, in a meeting with Chinese Vice-Premier Liu Yandong in Seoul, stressed the need for the US and North Korea to "sit down together quickly".PHOTO: EPA-EFE

South Korean President Moon Jae In, keen to further reduce tensions on the peninsula, has urged the United States to "lower the bar" for the resumption of a dialogue with North Korea. He has also called on Pyongyang to show a willingness to denuclearise.

Mr Moon, in a meeting with Chinese Vice-Premier Liu Yandong in Seoul yesterday, stressed the need for the US and North Korea to "sit down together quickly". Mr Moon called for China's continued cooperation to facilitate such talks.

North Korea has reiterated its willingness to hold talks with the US.

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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 'S. Korea's Moon urges North, US to compromise'. Print Edition | Subscribe