US, South Korea, Japan hold meeting on Korean denuclearisation: Blue House

(From left) South Korea's National Security Office chief Chung Eui Yong met US National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and Japan's National Security Adviser Shotaro Yachi on March 17-18.
(From left) South Korea's National Security Office chief Chung Eui Yong met US National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and Japan's National Security Adviser Shotaro Yachi on March 17-18.PHOTOS: REUTERS

SEOUL (REUTERS) - The top national security advisors of United States, South Korea and Japan met to discuss North Korea and the "complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula", South Korea's Blue House said on Monday (March 19).

South Korea's National Security Office chief Chung Eui Yong met US National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and Japan's National Security Adviser Shotaro Yachi on March 17-18 to discuss future meetings between North Korea's Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae In, as well as between Mr Kim and US President Trump, the Blue House said in a statement.

The people in attendance agreed that "it was important to not repeat the mistakes of the past" and agreed to work closely for the coming weeks, the Blue House said.