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South Korea's Moon says he and Putin share understanding on North Korea
September 6, 2017 / 6:58 AM / 2 months ago

South Korea's Moon says he and Putin share understanding on North Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday he and Russian President Vladimir Putin shared an understanding that resolving the North Korea nuclear issue is a top priority for development in East Asia.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in attend a meeting during the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia September 6, 2017. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERS

Moon, making the comments at a joint media conference with Putin after a meeting in Russia, said the Russian president expressed his full support for South Korea’s efforts to handle issues related to North Korea.

Moon and Putin met on the sidelines of an Eastern Economic Forum in the Russian city of Vladivostok, that began on Wednesday.

(Story refiles to add dropped word ‘he’ in headline.)

Reporting by Christine Kim; Editing by Robert Birsel

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