The government evaluated that the Korea-Japan summit held in New York, USA, as an opportunity for the United Nations General Assembly, is an opportunity to prepare an important turning point for improving relations between the two countries.
At a regular briefing today, Foreign Ministry spokesman Lim Su-seok said, “This is the first time since the inauguration of President Yun Seok-yeol, the leaders of South Korea and Japan met in person to discuss bilateral issues and the situation on the Korean Peninsula.
At this meeting, Speaker Lim explained that the different views raised in the four public-private council meetings held so far have been explained to the Japanese side regarding the issue of compensation for forced labour, and that an exchange of views between the two sides.
He added that the Japanese side also agreed to continue making efforts to improve relations under the same recognition that forced labor is a major problem, and to speed up consultations between the diplomatic authorities of the two countries.
YTN Jo Soo-hyun (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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