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South Korea's Moon, Trump agree to closely cooperate on North Korea crisis - Blue House
May 10, 2017 / 3:00 PM / 7 months ago

South Korea's Moon, Trump agree to closely cooperate on North Korea crisis - Blue House

SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and South Korea’s new President Moon Jae-in spoke by telephone on Wednesday and agreed to cooperate closely to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis, the South Korean presidential Blue House said.

South Korea's new President Moon Jae-In speaks during a press conference at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on May 10, 2017. REUTERS/Jung Yeon-Je/Pool

Trump told Moon that the North Korean nuclear issue was a complicated problem but one that could be resolved, the Blue House said in a statement.

The phone call marked the first contact between the two men.

Moon won South Korea’s presidency in an election held on Tuesday, campaigning on a more conciliatory approach toward Pyongyang and ending nearly ten years of hardline conservative rule in the South that focused on pressuring the reclusive North.

Reporting by Jack Kim and Ju-min Park; editing by John Stonestreet

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