Moon Calls For 'speedy Resumption' Of US-NKorea Talks
United Nations, United States, Sept 21 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 22nd Sep, 2021 ) :South Korean President Moon Jae-In called for a "speedy resumption" of talks between the United States and North Korea Tuesday at the United Nations General Assembly.
"I hope to see that the Korean peninsula will prove the power of dialogue and cooperation in fostering peace," he added.
Talks between North Korea and Washington have been stalled since the collapse of a 2019 summit between the authoritarian state's young leader Kim Jong Un and then US president Donald Trump over sanctions relief and what Pyongyang would be willing to give up in return.
But it also signaled it was looking more for a practical approach following the unusual personal diplomacy of Trump, who met three times with Kim.
In July, the Koreas announced the restoration of official military and political communication links that were severed more than a year ago.
They came hours before South Korea successfully test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile, becoming only the seventh country in the world with the advanced technology and raising the prospect of a regional arms race.
North and South Korea have remained technically at war since the end of their 1950-53 conflict.