SEOUL, Nov. 9 (Yonhap) -- South Korea held a National Security Council (NSC) meeting Friday to discuss the results of the U.S. midterm elections, the presidential office said.
Presidential National Security Advisor Chung Eui-yong presided over the meeting of the council's standing committee, and members discussed the U.S. election results and its implications for Washington's foreign policy, Cheong Wa Dae said in a statement.
"Considering that the U.S. Congress has provided bipartisan support for our government's efforts to peacefully resolve the North Korean nuclear issue and bring lasting peace to the Korean Peninsula, we decided to make efforts to continue this relationship with the newly formed U.S. Congress," the statement said.
Participants also decided to continue close cooperation with the United States to help high-level talks between the U.S. and the North take place at an early date so that the dialogue momentum will continue, the statement said.
New Trump-Kim summit invites hope, dread
Alleged euthanizing of stray pets at nonprofit shelter stirs public uproar
With Trump-Kim summit near, nuclear impasse begs solution
(News Focus) NK-China summit raises cautious optimism about 2nd Trump-Kim meeting
(News Focus) S. Korea-Japan military radar row reflects deep distrust