April 27, 2022 12:56
A delegation sent to Tokyo by president-elect Yoon Suk-yeol met with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Tuesday. They agreed to make joint efforts to restore broken trust between the two countries.
Kishida said Tokyo "can wait no longer" for relations to improve, according to the Japanese Foreign Ministry.
He also stressed the need to develop relations based on friendship and cooperation that have been built since the normalization of diplomatic relations in 1965. He reiterated the importance of resolving issues including compensation for Korean forced labor during World War II.
People Power Party lawmaker Chung Jin-suk, who led the delegation, said he asked Kishida to embrace the legacy of Korean President Kim Dae-jung and former Japanese Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi, who tried to restore trust and expand exchanges between the two countries in the late 1990s.
They also agreed to resume flights between Gimpo and Haneda airports, which have been suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, as soon as possible.
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