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Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 13:05
ROK foreign minister discusses Korean Peninsula with Pompeo
By Xinhua
Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 13:05 By Xinhua

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with the Republic of Korea's Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha on July 20, 2018, in New York. The Republic of Korea (ROK)'s Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha had a phone conversation with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Aug 14, 2018 and they exchanged opinions over situations on the Korean Peninsula, Seoul's foreign ministry said. (DON EMMERT / AFP)

SEOUL / PYONGYANG - The Republic of Korea (ROK)'s Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha had a phone conversation with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday and they exchanged opinions over situations on the Korean Peninsula, Seoul's foreign ministry said.

The conversation also included the recent inter-Korean relations, the ministry said

The conversation also included the recent inter-Korean relations, the ministry said in a press release.

The top ROK diplomat explained to Pompeo about the result of high-level inter-Korean talks, which were held Monday at Tongilgak, a DPRK building in the border village of Panmunjom. 

The two Koreas agreed to hold the third summit between ROK President Moon Jae-in and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s top leader Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang before end of September. 

According to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), DPRK's official news agency, at the DPRK-ROK senior-level talks on Monday, "both sides reviewed the efforts for implementing the Panmunjom Declaration and sincerely discussed the issues of more positively implementing it." 

Moon and Kim met for the first time on April 27, signing the Panmunjom Declaration. Under the declaration, the two leaders agreed to strengthen cooperation and exchanges. The second Moon-Kim summit was held on May 26. 

The two Moon-Kim summits led to the first-ever DPRK-US summit between Kim and US President Donald Trump in Singapore on June 12.

Kang and Pompeo also agreed to maintain close cooperation denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula and building a permanent peace. 

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