Hayashi and South Korean delegation agree to strengthen cooperation ties


Tokyo, April 25 (Jiji Press)– Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi and a delegation sent to Japan by South Korean President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol agreed on Monday that the two countries would maintain and strengthen their cooperative relations in as neighbors sharing common future challenges. , said the head of the delegation.

Apparently with the issues of wartime labor and so-called comfort women in mind, Chung Jin-suk, vice president of the South Korean National Assembly, also said that South Korea hopes engage in sincere dialogues with Japan on outstanding bilateral issues in order to reach a new turning point. But he added that the delegation had not presented any specific solution proposal to the Japanese side.

Hayashi and the delegation met at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tokyo.

Earlier Monday, the delegation held a breakfast meeting with a group of Japanese lawmakers, the suprapartisan Japan-Korea Parliamentary Union, at a hotel in Tokyo.

At the meeting, Chung said Yoon has a clear principle on relations with Japan, which escapes the worst situation as soon as possible, explaining the new administration’s goal to improve bilateral relations.

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Virginia S. Braud