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US, South Korea Consider North Korea's Denuclearisation Matter of Urgency, Seoul Says

Sputnik News

05:56 GMT 27.01.2021(updated 06:08 GMT 27.01.2021)

SEOUL (Sputnik) - South Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday that Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha had a phone conversation with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, during which they agreed that the denuclearisation of North Korea was a matter of urgency that required their close cooperation.

"Both ministers shared the understanding that the North Korean nuclear issue needs to be urgently addressed under the administration of [US President Joe] Biden and agreed to maintain close consultations to resolve the issue", the Foreign Ministry said in a press release.

Kang and Blinken also agreed to expand South Korea-US relations via cooperation around issues of global significance, such as climate change and COVID-19, according to the press release.

The South Korean foreign minister congratulated her US counterpart on his confirmation, which took place on Tuesday.

The conversation lasted for 30 minutes.

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