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South Korea’ Moon calls for ‘Peace Zone’ with North Korean border during 74th UNGA address

Moon Jae-in calls for safe zone between two Koreans

New York, Sep 25: South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday called for economic settlement in North Korea in exchange for progress in Pyongyang’s nuclear disarmament process, during addressing the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.

According to Fox News, Moon, addressing UNGA 2019 session, said South Korea “will guarantee the security of North Korea. I hope North Korea will do the same for South Korea”.

Moreover, he also called for the establishment of a “peace zone” between the borders of the two Korean nations to house the United Nations (UN) mission office and several other foreign offices.

Moon’s call for economic settlement in North Korea comes after United States President Donald Trump hinted a fourth summit with Pyongyang’s leader Kim Jong-un “could happen soon”.

On Monday, Trump and Moon had held a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the UNGA session, during which both the leaders discussed the resumption of the North Korea’s denuclearization talks, as well as, the cost-sharing deal of American troops stationed in Seoul.

According to Al-Jazeera news reports, Moon said he hoped for a working-level dialogue between Washington and Pyongyang to set up the third summit between leaders of the two nuclear nation, however, Trump said he seeks Pyongyang’s position in the run-up to meeting with Kim on dismantling Korean peninsula.

Although, negotiations between North Korea-United States have been stalled since the failed Hanoi summit between Trump and Kim Jong-Un in February that ended abruptly over difference as the US president kept asking for Kim’s last year commitment to fully denuclearize the Korean peninsula, whereas Kim stressed for US sanctions relief.

 

Also Read: UNGA 2019 : Trump, Moon Jae-in discuss military cost-sharing, resumption of North Korea’ negotiations

 

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