President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga agreed to hold an abbreviated meeting on the occasion of the G7, the seven major summit summit, but it was confirmed that Japan unilaterally canceled it.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs officials, the diplomatic authorities of South Korea and Japan have tentatively agreed to hold a brief summit during the G7 summit held in Cornwall, England, on the 11th and 13th.
However, the official explained that the Japanese side did not agree to the brief meeting tentatively agreed upon at the working level because of the annual East Sea territorial protection exercise.
The South Korean military's training to protect the East Sea territories has been held in the first and second half of every year since 1986, which the Japanese side revealed as the reason for the cancellation of the summit, and the first half of this year's training will start tomorrow (15th).
An official from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs pointed out that it is difficult to understand why the summit meeting that was initially agreed upon was canceled due to the annual training.
Some analysts say that Prime Minister Suga, whose approval rating has fallen, is focusing on criticism rather than dialogue with South Korea for political reasons in his country.
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