South Korea has high hopes for stalled nuclear talks

Mr Chung Eui-yong, South Korea's national security adviser to the President and envoy to the North, at the opening ceremony of the Seoul Defence Dialogue yesterday. He says South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would
Mr Chung Eui-yong, South Korea's national security adviser to the President and envoy to the North, at the opening ceremony of the Seoul Defence Dialogue yesterday. He says South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would discuss "in-depth and specific" denuclearisation measures at the upcoming inter-Korea summit.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

Seoul hopes for breakthrough at upcoming inter-Korea summit

South Korea's envoy to the North has voiced "high hopes" that the upcoming inter-Korea summit will achieve a decisive breakthrough in the stalled nuclear talks, when their leaders discuss specific measures for North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons.

Mr Chung Eui-yong, who travelled to Pyongyang to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un last week to discuss his meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, addressed officials from 51 countries gathered yesterday for the Seoul Defence Dialogue.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 14, 2018, with the headline 'S. Korea has high hopes for stalled nuclear talks'. Print Edition | Subscribe