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Official Report On Korea-Japan Summit

Posted July. 13, 2004 22:14,   


Cheong Wa Dae officially reported on July 13 that President Roh will be holding a summit with Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi in Jejudo on July 21, and is planning to discuss current issues such as the peaceful solution of nuclear problems of North Korea.

Kim Jong-min, spokesman of Cheong Wa Dae, said at the briefing, “On the afternoon of July 21, the two leaders will have a summit talks, joint press conference, and dinner party. On July 22, they will be walking together and holding friendly talks.”

This summit talks will be held in response to the President Roh’s invitation during his visit to Japan in June.

Kim, the spokesman, added “The two will broadly discuss issues related to cooperation to establish ‘the era of peace and prosperity in Northeast Asia,’ a peaceful solution of the nuclear problem of North Korea, a better relationship between Korea and Japan, and support for the interim government of Iraq.”

Jung-Hun Kim jnghn@donga.com