June 06, 2023

Moon Jae-in, Xi Jinping agree to use “pressure and sanctions” against N. Korea

In first phone call, ROK and Chinese Presidents say denuclearization is "common goal"

Newly-elected South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping held their first phone call on Thursday afternoon, according to the Blue House, agreeing to work together to pressure North Korea to freeze its nuclear and missile programs.

In a 40 minute phone call, which the Blue House says is the first time a Chinese leader has called a newly elected South Korean President to congratulate them on an electoral victory, the two leaders reportedly exchanged "broad opinions" on ROK-China relations and North Korea.