South Korean minister hopes to keep peace momentum going

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha will attend the Asean Regional Forum retreat here on Saturday. Her North Korean counterpart Ri Yong Ho will also be at the forum, the only multilateral regional forum that Pyongyang participates in.
South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha will attend the Asean Regional Forum retreat here on Saturday. Her North Korean counterpart Ri Yong Ho will also be at the forum, the only multilateral regional forum that Pyongyang participates in.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

Diplomatic engagements at the highest level have changed the backdrop for discussing one of the world's most serious security challenges - North Korean nuclear and missile development, said South Korea's top diplomat.

Two leaders' summits between the Koreas and the historic summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and United States President Donald Trump have led to "a very much changed context" to tackle the North Korean nu-clear issue, Dr Kang Kyung-wha told The Straits Times in an interview yesterday.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 02, 2018, with the headline 'S. Korean minister hopes to keep peace momentum going'. Print Edition | Subscribe