|South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks during a virtual summit with EU leaders at Cheong Wa Dae in Seoul on June 30, 2020. (Photo by=Yonhap)|
[아시아뉴스통신=레악카나 기자] South Korean President Moon Jae-in hopes that U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will meet before the November 3 U.S. presidential election to reactivate the Korea peace process, a senior Cheong Wa Dae official said Wednesday.
Cheong Wa Dae has already conveyed Moon's idea to the White House in their "close communication" especially following the North's demolition of an inter-Korean liaison office in its border city of Kaesong in mid-June, according to the official.
"The U.S. side understands (Moon's position), and it's currently making efforts (for that), as far as I know," he told reporters on the condition of anonymity but refused to elaborate. In a virtual summit with EU officials, Moon reaffirmed his resolve to strive "with patience" to maintain the momentum of dialogue involving the U.S. and the two Koreas, the official added.
Moon stressed that the two Koreas should not revert from hard-won "progress and accomplishments" in their relations.It remains unclear if Trump and Kim will hold another round of summit talks within the coming months. Earlier, Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun, expressed doubt about the possibility. Asked about Biegun's view, the Cheong Wa Dae official just said he's "aware that there was such a news report."