South Korea’s foreign minister said on Tuesday she had raised the requirement for US President-elect Joe Biden’s organization to pay “highest point level” consideration regarding return denuclearisation converses with North Korea during meetings in the United States this week.
Kang Kyung-wha met various Biden partners in Washington; including Democratic Senators Chris Coons and Chris Murphy and John Allen; head of the Brookings Institution think tank, subsequent to showing up there for chats with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Kang said she conveyed the South Korean government’s commitment to advance the alliance and also work together on North Korea issues; while hearing about Biden’s views on foreign policy issues during the meetings.
“I highlighted the need to reinforce diplomatic efforts to achieve the goal of completely denuclearising the Korean peninsula; given the urgency of the North Korean nuclear issue,” she told reporters.
“I put a particular emphasis on the importance of a swift restart of US-North Korea dialogue; as an issue that requires a priority, summit-level interests.”
The office of South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in said separately on Wednesday it was arranging a phone call between Moon and Biden for Thursday.
Kang said she was anticipating having early formal discussions after Biden is confirmed; building on past encounters working with Democratic organizations.
Kang additionally met incumbent White House National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien. They examined respective, local and worldwide issues; including the political decision for head of the World Trade Organization; and consented to keep up close cooperation until the new administration comes in, she said.