Beijing time:2022-04-27 05:19
[NTDTV, Beijing time, April 26, 2022]South Korean President-elect Yoon Sek-yue is about to enter the Blue House. Is the Japan-South Korea relationship expected to break the ice? On the morning of Tuesday (April 26), Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida received a delegation from the new South Korean government for a 25-minute meeting. Kishida said that considering the international tensions in Ukraine and North Korea, it is urgent to improve Japan-South Korea relations.
On the 26th, Zheng Zhenshuo, head of the South Korean delegation, personally handed over the handwritten letter of President-elect Yin Xiyue to Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. Spirit, that is, building a future-oriented relationship while facing historical issues squarely, is the core position of the new Japan-South Korea relationship.
The day before, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un again mentioned his determination to develop nuclear weapons when he attended the military parade, and showed off the Hwasong-17 intercontinental ballistic missile. In response, the chief deputy spokesman of South Korea’s incoming government handover committee accused North Korea of inconsistent words and deeds and developing means to threaten regional peace.
Fumio Kishida also emphasized at the meeting that in view of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and North Korea, it is urgent to improve Japan-South Korea relations, and it is necessary to resolve disputes such as “requisition of labor” during World War II.
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida: “In order to restore Japan-South Korea relations to a healthy state after carefully evaluating the position of the new South Korean government, based on Japan’s consistent position, I hope to communicate closely with the new government, including President-elect Yoon Seok-wook of South Korea.”
The five-day visit of the South Korean delegation is expected to end in Japan until the 28th.
Comprehensive report by NTDTV
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