Amidst the confrontation between the United States and China, today (3rd) in the United States, the Korea-US-Japan Security Command Tower meeting was held at the same time, and in China, the Korea-China diplomatic ministers meeting was held at the same time.
The three countries agreed that negotiations between the United States and the United States should be resumed early, and both Korea and China decided to work together for peace on the Korean Peninsula.
On the outside, they said similar things, but on the inside, the struggle was tight.
Let’s look at the reports in turn, correspondent Yunsoo Kim in Washington and correspondent Songwook in Beijing.
<Reporter Yunsoo Kim> The
first meeting of the Korea-US-Japan security offices since the inauguration of the Biden administration.
After the meeting, the heads of the three countries' security offices shared their concerns about North Korea's nuclear and missile programs, and issued a statement that they would resolve the issue through trilateral cooperation.
It also emphasized the full implementation of the UN Security Council resolution, which is interpreted as an attempt to check the close contact between North Korea and China.
The three countries agreed on the need for early resumption of negotiations with North America.
[Seo Hoon/Cheong Wa Dae National Security Officer: He agreed on the urgency of the North Korean nuclear issue and the need for a diplomatic solution, and agreed that efforts for early resumption of US-North Korea negotiations should continue.] In
particular, with former President Trump in 2018 It is known that a review of the succession and evaluation of the Singapore Joint Declaration signed by Chairman Kim Jong-un was also carried out.
Earlier, a senior U.S. official said he understood the importance of the Singapore agreement and said he would have more to talk about soon.
It is different from the previous mood of the Biden administration, which has been criticizing the Trump-style North Korea policy, and analysis is suggesting that it is attempting to tackle the tight-knit relationship between the United States and the United States by acknowledging the results of the existing US-North Korea negotiations.
It is known that the biden administration's policy toward North Korea, which has been discussed by the three national security command towers, will be released by the end of this month.
(Video coverage: Jeongsik Oh, video editing: Jiin Park)
<Reporter Song Wook> The
head of diplomatic relations between Korea and China who shared elbow greetings.
At this meeting, which took place over an hour from the promised schedule, Foreign Minister Eui-yong Eui-yong and Foreign Minister Wang Yi voiced a voice to work together for peace on the Korean peninsula, including the North Korean nuclear program.
[Eui-Yong Chung/Minister of Foreign Affairs: We request that the Chinese government continue to play a constructive role so that the peace process on the Korean peninsula can progress substantially.]
[Wang Yi/China Minister of Foreign Affairs: China will discuss issues on the Korean peninsula through dialogue with Korea. Will promote the process of political resolution.]
Discussions were also held on the cancellation of the Korean regime and President Xi Jinping's visit to Korea.
[Eui-Yong Chung/Minister of Foreign Affairs: President Xi Jinping's visit to Korea has agreed to commence discussions on specific plans, such as schedules, as soon as possible as soon as the Corona 19 situation stabilizes.] At
this meeting, China is concerned with relations with the United States, where conflict is escalating. While explaining to our side, we emphasized the ties and cooperation between Korea and China.
The Korean government intends to harmoniously develop Korea-China relations based on a solid ROK-US alliance.
However, the U.S. is indirectly calling for participation in China's checks, and China also has an intention to attract us as allies.
For the Korean government, which is important to both the US as an ally and China, the largest trading partner, the challenge is how much a compromise can be made between North Korea's nuclear weapons and national interests.
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