According to Yonhap News Agency, the new Minister of Foreign Affairs of South Korea and deputy to North Korea, Lu Kyu, spoke on the phone with Kenyu Funereki, director of the Asia and Oceania Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, on the 23rd for the first time.
The two sides assessed the recent situation on the Korean Peninsula and exchanged in-depth views on the plan to stabilize the current situation, cooperate between South Korea and Japan and the United States and Japan to promote the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and progress in the peace process.
The two sides also agreed to maintain close communication and cooperation between the two countries on the North Korean nuclear and North Korean issues.
Lu Gui took office on the 21st of this month. The day before, he first talked with the Executive Undersecretary of State and Special Representative for North Korea, Bigan, on the previous day.
Kenhiro the ship took office on the 2nd of this month, taking charge of the North Korean nuclear issue and other matters related to the Korean Peninsula.