On the 25th, Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong had a conversation with Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi over the phone to strongly condemn North Korea's ICBM launch.

The two ministers also discussed ways to respond and cooperate in the future, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

In particular, he explained that he strongly condemned the launch, pointing out that this launch was not only a clear violation of Security Council resolutions, but also voluntarily violated the suspending intercontinental ballistic missile launch promised by North Korea to the international community.

They also shared the view that a decisive response is necessary as a serious threat to the Korean Peninsula, Northeast Asia region and the international community as a whole, and urged North Korea to immediately stop any further escalating tensions.

In the future, it is necessary to strengthen close communication and cooperation between South Korea and Japan and South Korea and the US on future countermeasures, including additional UN Security Council measures, while keeping the door of diplomacy open and continuing efforts to return North Korea to dialogue. shared an opinion.

(Photo = Chosun Central News, Yonhap News)