'We need to go in with a deep breath and for the long haul': South Korea's top diplomat Kang Kyung-wha on denuclearisation process

South Korea Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha is in Singapore for Asean-related meetings.
South Korea Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha is in Singapore for Asean-related meetings.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

SINGAPORE - 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, says 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 nuclear issue, Dr Kang Kyung-wha told The Straits Times in an interview on Wednesday (Aug 1).

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