South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday called on U.S. President Donald Trump and top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un to make bold determinations for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
Moon made the remarks during a cabinet meeting. Moon said the leaders of the DPRK and the United States are required to make bold determinations and unveil a great scheme for the DPRK to advance to a higher level, a dismantlement of the nukes the DPRK owns.
Saying that the DPRK should conduct the nuclear dismantlement while the United States should create conditions with measures corresponding to it, Moon noted that in the process of the actions, the two countries should eliminate a deep distrust toward each other coming from the hostile relations that lasted for the past seven decades.
The South Korean president expressed his hope for Pyongyang and Washington to rapidly resume sincere dialogues.
The peninsula's complete denuclearization, Moon said, was basically an issue to be resolved through negotiations between the DPRK and the United States.
Moon, however, noted that South Korea should make efforts to expedite and mediate the negotiations until dialogue and communications between Pyongyang and Washington are made smooth, saying President Trump and Chairman Kim called for playing such a role.
Moon is scheduled to visit Pyongyang for three days from Sept. 18 to hold his third summit with the DPRK leader.
He noted that what the two Koreas need would not be a new declaration, but a fruitful development in inter-Korean relations, vowing to focus on the eased military tensions and the elimination of hostile relations among South Korea, the DPRK and the United States.