Resolving South Korea’s relations with Japan to strengthen the Korea-U.S. alliance is emerging as the key variable in reviving the Moon Jae-in administration’s Korean Peninsula peace process initiative, according to diplomatic sources Thursday.
New Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong said Tuesday that complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula is a goal shared between Seoul and Washington and a “key task that cannot be delayed any further.”
It was a rare sight and release — the presidential office photo and press statement on the South Korean president standing next to outgoing Japanese Ambassador Koji Tomita on Jan. 14. The opposition People Power Party (PPP) Rep....
President Moon Jae-in sent a congratulatory message to newly inaugurated U.S. President Joe Biden, stressing Korea’s commitment to “unwavering coordination” with the United States, said the Blue House Thursday.
President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday named two ruling party lawmakers as ministers, relying on loyalists to run the cabinet.
According to a group of 34 foreign affairs and security experts surveyed by the JoongAng Ilbo, only one responded that the Biden administration could consider partially easing sanctions on North Korea for the sake of improving inter-Korean relations
Harry Harris, the outgoing U.S. ambassador to South Korea, said in a virtual forum Tuesday that “hope alone” will not resolve the North Korea denuclearization problem, while underscoring the importance of joint military exercises between the allies
Washington needs to pursue “creative engagement” to prepare for any provocation from North Korea early in the incoming Joe Biden administration, said Rep. Joaquin Castro, vice chair of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, speaking in a forum.
U.S. Ambassador to Korea Harry Harris warned that one of the biggest issues facing Seoul-Washington relations is the “malign attempt” by those trying to create the perception of a “crack” in the alliance.
The United States has informed South Korea of its intention to appoint U.S. Army Pacific commander Gen. Paul J. LaCamera as the next head of the U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) and the combined allied forces on the Korean Peninsula, according to sources.