S.Korean president holds phone talks with Trump about Korean Peninsula issue

Source: Xinhua| 2019-05-07 23:33:08|Editor: yan
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SEOUL, May 7 (Xinhua) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in held phone talks with U.S. President Donald Trump Tuesday night over the Korean Peninsula issue, according to the presidential Blue House of South Korea.

Moon and Trump talked over phone for 35 minutes from 10 p.m. local time (1300 GMT).

During the phone talks, Moon and Trump exchanged opinions about ways to encourage the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to remain in the dialogue track for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and to resume the denuclearization negotiations as early as possible.

They shared a view that it was "very effective" for the two governments to closely cooperate and tackle the DPRK's recent projectile launches in an appropriate manner.

Following the DPRK's projectile firing, Trump tweeted that top DPRK leader Kim Jong Un "does not want to break his promise," noting that "deal (with DPRK) will happen."

Meanwhile, Trump said South Korea's humanitarian food aid to the DPRK would be a very timely and positive action, expressing his support for the South Korean food aid plan.

Moon and Trump also agreed to closely consult on the U.S. president's visit to South Korea in the near future.