The Daily Manila Shimbun


South Korea hopes to revive shuttle diplomacy with Japan: envoy

May 17, 2017

SEOUL- South Korea hopes to revive shuttle diplomacy with Japan to promote dialogue between the two countries, President Moon Jae-in's special envoy to Japan said Wednesday.
South Korean National Assembly member Moon Hee-sang said he and the government hope that the two countries' leaders will meet at an early stage and frequently.
The envoy made the remarks at the airport before his departure to Japan, according to South Korean television news channel YTN.
Asked whether he will ask for renegotiation of a bilateral agreement to resolve a dispute over so-called comfort women, Moon said he will just hand a personal letter from the president and convey South Korean people's feelings about the accord to the Japanese side.
In his presidential campaign, Moon pledged to renegotiate the agreement that was reached in December 2015 to "finally and irreversibly" resolve the dispute over Korean comfort women, who were forced to serve as prostitutes for Japanese troops before and during World War II. (Jiji Press)