South Korea seeks global unity to get North to denuclearise

Dr Kang Kyung-wha speaks to The Straits Times on the progress made on inter-Korea ties since April's summit and the challenges she faces as the country's first female foreign minister.
Ballistic missiles on display during a military parade at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Feb 8, 2018.
Ballistic missiles on display during a military parade at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Feb 8, 2018. PHOTO: AFP

Foreign Minister plans to raise issue at Asean meetings to spur Pyongyang to meet pledge

South Korea will seek the support of countries in the region at this week's Asean-led meetings in Singapore to encourage Pyongyang to deliver on its vow to denuclearise, and hold it to account if necessary.

The international community's unified position on North Korea's missile and nuclear provocations helped set in motion historic summits that could potentially lead to a lasting peace on the Korean peninsula, South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha told The Straits Times in an exclusive 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. Korea seeks global unity to get North to denuclearise'. Print Edition | Subscribe