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Moon expresses hope fourth inter-Korean summit and N. Korea-U.S. summit will take place soon Updated: 2019-06-11 13:09:42 KST

President Moon Jae-in is floating the idea of a fourth inter-Korean summit and a third North Korea-U.S. summit happening before too long.

"The momentum for dialogue is still there. Our talks are centered around discussions between the two Koreas and between North Korea and the U.S. I expect such summit meetings to take place in the near future."

Speaking at a joint press conference on Monday after his summit with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto, President Moon said the Korean peace drive has already made great progress, referring to the absence of any North Korean nuclear tests or long-range missile launches since late 2017.
The South Korean leader stressed North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump are continuously expressing their mutual trust for one another and reiterated that dialogue is underway for the continuation of talks between the Koreas and the United States.
President Niinisto also expressed his full backing for the peace drive, saying Finland is ready to offer its full diplomatic support.

"I highly appreciate the efforts President Moon has made for peace on the Korean Peninsula. Peace on the peninsula isn't just for that region, but for the world."

With Finland set to take the six-month rotating presidency of the European Union in July, the Finnish leader promised to hold numerous discussions on how to support the Korean peace process as the head of the EU.

“Securing a full backing from the Scandinavian country for his peace drive on the Korean Peninsula, President Moon Jae-in is a step closer toward garnering all-round support from the international community, just weeks ahead of a series of major summits on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Osaka and scheduled talks with U.S. President Donald Trump.
Shin Se-min, Arirang News, Helsinki."
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