Finnish president voices support for Korean peninsula peace process

Source: Xinhua| 2019-06-11 09:50:53|Editor: Shi Yinglun
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HELSINKI, June 10 (Xinhua) -- Finnish President Sauli Niinisto said Monday that Finland is ready to offer support for the peace process on the Korean peninsula.

Niinisto made the remarks here at a press conference together with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who is in Finland for a two-day state visit.

During the Finnish presidency in the European Union, which will start in July, "ways of how to support the peace process on the Korean peninsula will certainly be discussed," Niinisto said.

Answering a question about the possibility of a third meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic People's Republic of Korea leader Kim Jong-un taking place in Finland, Niinisto said there are "no specific proposals for the time being."

Moon expressed his gratitude for the support Finland has given to the peace process on the Korean peninsula, while Niinisto described the peace process there as "very demanding" and said Finland gives great value to the work of Moon in attaining peace.

Also on Monday, the two sides signed protocols related to "talent boost" cooperation, which will facilitate exchange of talent in a wide range of areas.

The opening of an air route between Helsinki and Busan was also confirmed. There are currently commercial flights between Helsinki and Seoul.

Both Niinisto and Moon will address a business forum here Tuesday.