October 20, 2015 10:18
South Korea, China and Japan are discussing a joint declaration calling for a resolution to the North Korean nuclear standoff, a Foreign Ministry official said Monday.
"The joint declaration will mainly contain issues related to cooperation between the three countries, but is also highly likely to include wording referring to North Korea's nuclear weapons program and its need to gain political trust."
The three countries are in talks about the wording after recent summits between President Park Geun-hye, Chinese President Hu Jintao and U.S. President Barack Obama.
The official said the joint declaration will stress the urgency of resolving the North Korean nuclear standoff and urge the North to abide by UN Security Council sanctions and the Sep. 19 Joint Declaration of 2005, under which the North agreed to give up its nuclear weapons program.
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