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Seoul, Washington discuss strategies

Seoul, June 29: South Korea’s Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke on Friday on telephone to discuss strategies for North Korean denuclearisation. According to a statement from the South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the two diplomats had a half-hour phone conversation, during which Pompeo briefed Kang on the preparations for his upcoming negotiations with North Korea about its nuclear programme following the US-North Korea summit in Singapore on June 12, reports Efe news.

Kang updated Pompeo on the outcome of the South Korea-Russia summit held last week in Moscow between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. Moscow has played a major role in previous negotiations on the denuclearization of the North Korea regime, and Seoul has highlighted the cooperation of Russia as a basic factor in achieving a peaceful conflict settlement on the peninsula. Kang also briefed Pompeo on the latest progress in inter-Korean relations. (IANS)