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Moon, Trump hold pull-aside meeting in Buenos Aires

Posted December. 03, 2018 08:11,   

Updated December. 03, 2018 08:11


At the Costa Salguero Center in Buenos Aires at 3:25 p.m. Friday (local time), U.S. President Donald Trump first appeared in an entrance following a “pull-aside” meeting with Australia. Trump then sent his staff to notify his arrival to South Korean officials accompanying President Moon Jae-in.

According to Moon’s chief press secretary Yoon Young-chan, Trump said that he “had high regard for President Moon having taken a leading role in creating an amicable environment for the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula particularly through the easing of military tensions.” The comment came after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had complained to South Korea’s Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha about the lack of prior consultation for the military agreement.

As Moon conveys Trump’s positive message on the military agreement after the meeting, officials from the presidential office outside the hall seemed relieved.