December 06, 2021

Moon tells Biden he hopes North and South can play bigger roles in Korea issues

South Korean leader stresses the two Koreas are the “stakeholders” on the peninsula, hopes for strong U.S.-ROK alliance

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Monday once again congratulated U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, this time emphasizing his hope that future inter-Korean relations will be based not only on U.S.-ROK cooperation but also the recognition that Pyongyang and Seoul are the "stakeholders" of the Korean Peninsula issues.

On Sunday KST, Moon had congratulated Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris with tweets stressing the “shared values” and “rock-solid” bond between their two countries. Moon’s follow-up remarks on Monday came a day after Biden delivered his official victory speech at a Delaware rally.