Japan breaks deal to hold Suga-Moon talks at G-7 (report)
SEOUL (Kyodo) – Japan unilaterally broke an agreement in principle to hold brief talks between Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae In on the sidelines of the Group of Seven summit in Britain, reported Monday Yonhap news agency.
Quoting an official from the South Korean Foreign Ministry, the South Korean news agency said that Japan had called off the planned “withdrawal” meeting between the two leaders due to a regular military exercise that South Korea had held. Sud was to organize around a group of islets claimed by Tokyo in the Sea of Japan.
South Korea plans to hold a defense exercise on and around the islets on Tuesday, Yonhap reported. Japan calls them Takeshima and considers them “an inherent part” of its territory. South Korea, which controls them, calls them Dokdo.
“We think it is regrettable that the Japanese side did not respond to the withdrawal plan, on which the two sides agreed at the operational level, due to the annual exercises to safeguard the territory of the sea. from the east, ”the ministry official said. as saying, referring to the sea by the name South Korea uses for it.
The two leaders exchanged greetings while at the summit venue, according to Suga. They had not met in person since he became prime minister in September, reflecting the deterioration in bilateral relations on wartime labor compensation and other matters.
Disclaimer! Toysmatrix is an automatic aggregator around global media. All content is available free on the Internet. We just organized it into one platform for educational purposes only. In each content, the hyperlink to the main source is specified. All trademarks are the property of their rightful owners, all documents are the property of their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials on our website, please contact us by E-mail – [email protected]. Content will be removed within 24 hours.