January 14, 2019
President Moon Holds New Year’s News Conference on Diplomacy, Security
President Moon on Jan. 10 said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s recent visit to China is ”a sign that the second North Korea-U.S. summit is now close.” In his New Year＇s news conference at Cheong Wa Dae, the president began a Q&A session by answering questions on diplomacy and national security.
Outcome of Foreign Minister’s Visit to Brunei
Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Negara Brunei Darussalam Erywan Yusof in Bandar Seri Begawan on January 12, during which the two top diplomats took note of the advances in the bilateral relations and discussed ways to step up substantive ROK-Brunei and ROK-ASEAN cooperation.
Vice Foreign Minister Lee Meets with UN Special Rapporteur on Situation of Human Rights in DPRK
On January 7, Vice Foreign Minister Lee Tae-ho met with Ojea Quintana, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, who was on a visit to the Republic of Korea.
ROK and Japanese Top Negotiators on North Korean Nuclear Issue Hold Telephone Conversation
Amb. Do-hoon LEE, Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs, held a telephone conversation with Director-General of the Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau Kenji Kanasugi of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs on January 11.
Former Ambassador to UN Oh Joon Appointed as Member of UN ESCAP Eminent Persons Advisory Group for Repositioning of ESCAP
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) appointed former Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the UN Oh Joon (current chair of the board of Save the Children Korea) as member of the Eminent Persons Advisory Group for repositioning of ESCAP.
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