13 Nov '17, 1pm

South Korean president Moon Jae-In wants to take relations with ASEAN to "new heights"

MANILA: Delivering brief remarks at the opening of his first ASEAN-Republic of Korea summit on Monday (Nov 13), South Korean president Moon Jae-In said that he is determined to bring relations between his country and ASEAN to new heights. Mr Moon was speaking on the sidelines of the 31st ASEAN summit, while on his first tour of Southeast Asia since he took office in May this year. He said that it is the right time for closer ties. “As ASEAN and Korea are both entering an era of new leaps in development, I believe it is the most appropriate time to upscale the level of bilateral cooperation,” he said. He looked forward to seeing the meeting as the beginning of a bigger future for Korea-ASEAN relations, he added. While North Korea's nuclear programme was a dominant topic across the ASEAN summit and related events, Mr Moon did not address the issue in his opening remarks. For...

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