S. Korea, US in full agreement on efforts to denuke N. Korea

TOKYO, South Korea and the US fully agree on the need to peacefully denuclearize the Korean Peninsula, Seoul’s top security adviser said Friday, according to Yonhap News Agency.

“We agreed that our two countries will do our utmost for the success of the South-North Korea summit and the North-US summit,” Chung Eui-yong, head of the presidential National Security Office, told reporters shortly after arriving at Seoul’s airport as he returned from his trip to Washington for talks with his new US counterpart.

Chung said he and the new US National Security Adviser, John Bolton, had “very productive” discussions.

Chung’s three-day trip to the US came as South Korean President Moon Jae-in is set to hold a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on April 27. The inter-Korean summit is also set to be followed by the first-ever US.-North Korea summit, which is expected to be held in May or early June.

“We agreed that the countries’ National Security Councils will closely consult with each other for the success of the summits,” Chung said.

“In particular, I come back after confirming the fact that there are no different views between the two countries on the basic principle of establishing peace through denuclearization, which the countries must push for,” he added.

Source: Kuwait News Agency