Talks with Deputy Secretary of State, Secretary of Security, South Korea
Deputy Secretary of State Vegan, who is in charge of North Korean affairs in the US government, met at the Korean Presidential Office on September 9 with Seo Hoon (Xu Kaoru), the head of the National Security Office, who is in charge of diplomacy and security. The South Korean side said that opinions were exchanged over the situation in North Korea, and that it also discussed measures to develop North-South relations.
Deputy Secretary of State Vegan, who is in charge of North Korean affairs in the U.S. government, visited Korea's presidential office on the 9th, and took an hour with Seo Hoon, the head of the National Security Office, who has just taken office on the 6th of this month and is the commander of diplomacy and security. We talked over too much.
At the meeting, the Korean presidential office said that opinions were exchanged over the situation in North Korea, and that it also discussed measures for developing the North-South relations. He also emphasized the importance of resuming US-North Korea dialogue and reiterated the idea of working closely with the South Korean government.
The Moon Jae-in administration has reformed senior officials responsible for foreign affairs and security while North Korea has been swaying, and has solidified personnel with a deep relationship with North Korea, including Seo, to reestablish North-South relations. I have a clear attitude.
On the other hand, the US government is concerned that the North-South cooperation should keep pace with the progress of denuclearization, and there is concern that the United States and South Korea may be out of step. It seems that the cooperation between the two countries has been confirmed.
Deputy Secretary-General Vegan will finish the three-day schedule in South Korea on the afternoon of September 9 and head to Japan on a special plane.