President Moon Jae-in of South Korea participates in a ceremony marking the 74th anniversary of the end of Japanese rule in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. (BLUE HOUSE)
President Moon Jae-in of South Korea participates in a ceremony marking the 74th anniversary of the end of Japanese rule in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. (BLUE HOUSE)

Momentum for dialogue with North Korea ‘unshaken’ despite recent missile tests, Moon says

by Kim Gamel
Stars and Stripes

SEOUL, South Korea — President Moon Jae-in offered an olive branch to Japan over the two countries’ trade dispute on Thursday, while vowing to “solidify denuclearization and peace” on the Korean Peninsula before his term ends.

South Korea has accused Japan of economic retaliation against court rulings calling for Japanese companies to offer reparations for forced labor during its occupation of the peninsula that ended with World War II.

“If any country weaponizes a sector where it has a comparative advantage, the peaceful free trade order will inevitably suffer damages,” Moon said in a speech marking the 74th anniversary of the end of Japanese rule.

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