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Moon vows close communication with Biden, efforts to prevent any 'vacuum' in alliance, Korea peace process

All News 14:58 November 09, 2020

SEOUL, Nov. 9 (Yonhap) -- President Moon Jae-in said Monday his government will have "multi-sided" communication with U.S. President-elect Joe Biden in order to ensure that there is no "vacuum" in the alliance and the Korea peace process.

He expressed hope for the creation of a "new opportunity and resolve" in inter-Korean relations as well, making his first official verbal statement on the election of Biden.

"In particular, (the South Korean government) will make sure that there won't be any vacuum in the strengthening of the South Korea-U.S. alliance and progress in the Korea peace process," Moon said in front of pool reporters during his weekly meeting with senior Cheong Wa Dae aides.

President Moon Jae-in speaks during a meeting with his senior secretaries at Cheong Wa Dae in Seoul on Nov. 9, 2020. (Yonhap)

In terms of Seoul-Pyongyang ties, Moon added he expects the creation of circumstances to explore a fresh chance and resolution.

He pointed out that U.S. Democratic administration already has experience with closely cooperating with South Korea's liberal government on efforts for denuclearization and a peace regime.

He said Seoul will also seek "bigger economic cooperation" with the incoming Biden administration.


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