New order about to take shape on Korean Peninsula, says South Korea’s Moon
SEOUL - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to North Korea has helped create an atmosphere and conditions for a second U.S.-North Korea summit to be held at an early date, according to South Korea’s President, Moon Jae-in. “A new order is about to take shape on the Korean Peninsula and this will lead to a new order in Northeast Asia,” he told a weekly Cabinet meeting.
Moon said: “Besides the second U.S.-North Korea summit, the Chairman of (North Korea’s) State Affairs Commission, Kim Jong Un, is expected to visit Russia, and Chinese President Xi Jinping is to visit North Korea in the near future. In addition, it is possible that a Japan-North Korea summit will be held.
“Proactive efforts should be made for cooperation with other countries concerned besides the United States so that the last remaining Cold War rivalry on earth can be dissolved.
Moon had met Pompeo on October 7, after the Secretary visited Pyeongyang.
According to the Senior Secretary to Moon, Yoon Young-chan, Pompeo said Chairman Kim and he had reached an agreement to hold a second U.S.-North Korea summit as soon as possible.
He also said the two sides had agreed to continue consultations to determine the date and venue.
The two sides had agreed to form working-level negotiation teams to have consultations on North Korea’s denuclearisation process and the schedule of a U.S.-North Korea summit at the earliest date possible, Pompeo had said.
The spokesperson of the U.S. Department of State, Heather Nauert, said on October 7 that “Chairman Kim invited inspectors to visit the Punggye Ri nuclear test site to confirm that it has been irreversibly dismantled.” www.korea.kr (ATI).