September 08, 2017
Statement by the Government of the Republic of Korea on the DPRK’s Sixth Nuclear Test on September 3
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) conducted a nuclear test in Punggye-ri, Gilju in North Hamgyong Province on September 3, 2017.
Foreign Minister Holds Telephone Conversation with her US Counterpart
Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha talked to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of the US over the phone on September 3, during which the two top diplomats shared with each other their views and assessments of the situation regarding the sixth nuclear test by North Korea, and discussed in depth ways to respond to the provocation.
Foreign Minister Holds Telephone Conversation with her Japanese Counterpart
Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha talked to Foreign Minister Taro Kono of Japan over the phone on September 3, during which the two top diplomats discussed their assessments of the situation regarding North Korea’s sixth nuclear test and ways to respond to the provocation.
MIKTA Issues Joint Statement on North Korea’s 6th Nuclear Test
MIKTA, a consultative mechanism among the middle power countries of the Mexico, Indonesia, (the Republic of) Korea, Turkey and Australia, issued on September 6 foreign ministers’ joint statement on North Korea’s sixth nuclear test on September 3, in which it expressed grave concern over the provocation and called it a flagrant threat to international peace and security.
Outcome of 7th ROK-Mekong Foreign Ministers＇ Meeting
Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha co-chaired the 7th ROK-Mekong Foreign Ministers’ meeting with Foreign Minister of Laos Saleumxay Kommasith in Busan on September 1, and discussed ways to step up substantive cooperation with Mekong countries (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand), which are emerging as a growth engine for the world economy.
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