March 04, 2021

Seoul’s new foreign minister makes first speech on ‘difficult’ North Korea issue

Chung Eui-yong says that coordinating with Washington on future denuclearization talks can be “fairly easily done”

On his first day in office, South Korea’s new foreign minister spoke of a “difficult” diplomacy situation with North Korea but assured the public that both Seoul and Washington could “easily” work together to move things forward.

Chung Eui-yong, who officially replaced foreign minister Kang Kyung-wha on Monday evening, gave a speech at a government building on his inaugural day and vowed to continue President Moon Jae-in’s “peace process” with North Korea.