Moon, Trump hope for wider Korea dialogue

South Korean President Moon Jae In speaks over the telephone with US President Donald Trump at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on Nov 29, 2017.
South Korean President Moon Jae In speaks over the telephone with US President Donald Trump at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on Nov 29, 2017.PHOTO: AFP

South Korean President Moon Jae In and US President Donald Trump held a 30-minute telephone conversation yesterday to discuss the inter-Korean high-level talks which took place on Tuesday, and to also further strengthen cooperation between the two long-time allies.

The two leaders agreed that the inter-Korean talks will go beyond North Korea's participation in the upcoming Winter Olympics in the South, and naturally lead to a dialogue for the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.

In an earlier televised New Year's press conference, Mr Moon credited Mr Trump for creating an environment that was conducive to the inter-Korean talks.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 11, 2018, with the headline 'Moon, Trump hope for wider Korea dialogue'. Print Edition | Subscribe