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Moon and Abe exchange greetings at gala dinner in Bangkok amid frosty bilateral ties

Moon and Abe exchange greetings at gala dinner in Bangkok amid frosty bilateral ties


now prison wenjian and Japanese Prime
Minister Shinzo Abe a had a highly anticipated
I’ll be brief encounter in Bangkok on Sunday as regional leaders gathered in
the Thai capital for the ASEAN summit meetings it was the two leaders first
face to face in months during which the two sides have clashed over trade and
historical issues sending their relations to a low not seen in years
our Park ki Joon falls this report from Bangkok a surprise moment ahead of the
ASEAN summit meetings in Bangkok president mundane and Japanese Prime
Minister Shinzo Abe a exchanging greetings and shaking hands at Sunday’s
gala dinner the pleasantries happening as they stood in the same row during a
photo session after Chile’s decision to cancel its hosting of the APEC summits
the annual ASEAN summit might be moon and Abbas last opportunity this year to
break the ice on a multilateral stage it was their first face to face in more
than four months since their brief handshake at the g20 summit in Osaka
president ones letter die was hand-delivered to obey by South Korean
Prime Minister inna GaN during his recent trip to Tokyo and Abhi’s message
of condolence to moon over his mother’s passing last week are seen to have
notched the atmosphere in a more positive direction watchers say it’s
premature to call it a breakthrough but it could set a new direction for their
bilateral relations which have been at a low not seen in years due to historical
and trade disputes although the blue house says there’s no one-on-one plan
during his trip the leaders will inevitably run into each other as they
attend the various ASEAN meetings in Bangkok on Monday president moon will
participate in the ASEAN plus three summit with the 10 ASEAN members and
Japan in China his key message will revolve around the upcoming special
summit with ASEAN and mekong countries in Busan at the end of November ever
since taking office president moon has been emphasizing the importance of
strengthening ties with ASEAN nations he’s kept true to his word becoming a
first South Korean leader to visit all 10 ASEAN countries and with the
korea-asean special summit and Korea Mekong Symmetra three weeks away his
main mission will be to gather support for the biggest international conference
under his presidency seeing how we’re here in Thailand at the
start of the month and finishing the line in Pusan later this month we can
say November is the month of Korea ASEAN ties president moon will also explain
his administration’s efforts to establish peace and denuclearization on
the Korean Peninsula during the East Asia Summit also attended by the US
Japan China and Russia he’ll wrap up his trip to Thailand with the regional
comprehensive economic partnership talks involving ASEAN South Korea Japan China
Australia New Zealand and India our SEP covers half the world population
one-third of global GDP and 30% of world trade making it the world’s largest free
trade agreement president Mun will work to clinch a deal
within this year in the hope to accelerate his administration’s new
southern policy to expand the trade and investment with Southeast Asia packagin
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6 thoughts on “Moon and Abe exchange greetings at gala dinner in Bangkok amid frosty bilateral ties”

  1. SK economics undergoing hardtimes, SK's
    Boycott Japan bearing small fruits, the Pentagon threatening SK to revive GSOMIA with Japan, P.Moon losing approval rating in the domestic and other facters let poor Moon surrender. That's what we were forecasting. It's never surprising.

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