Abe, Moon Reaffirm Dialogue-Based Solution of Problems

Politics

Seoul, Nov. 4 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Monday reaffirmed the principle that pending issues between the two countries must be resolved through dialogue, the South Korean presidential office said.

In 11-minite bilateral talks held in a suburb of Bangkok on the day, the two leaders also confirmed the importance of Japan-South Korea relations, the office said.

Abe and Moon expressed hopes that measures for Tokyo and Seoul to make substantive progress in their relations will be hammered out through ongoing official talks between high-level foreign ministry officials of the two countries, according to the office.

Moon proposed that the two nations consider holding higher-level talks if necessary. In response, Abe called for joint efforts to find a solution to bilateral issues by employing all possible methods, the office said.

Japan's Foreign Ministry said that Abe informed Moon of Tokyo's fundamental position over issues with Seoul at the bilateral talks.

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