the nation’s foreign ministry published
its 2019 diplomatic white paper it noted cross-border dialogue has resumed and
the first-ever North Korea u.s. summit was also held last year helping to ease
regional tensions and gave momentum to efforts to solve the regime’s nuclear
issue on the seoul-washington Alliance the ministry pointed out the Allies
stepped-up communication and coordination to achieve the joint cool
of establishing lasting peace and achieving complete denuclearization the
white paper also highlighted that the two sides are working together on other
pending issues such as defense cost-sharing as relations with Japan it
emphasized there are difficulties since south supreme court order the country to
compensate the south korean victims of wartime forced labor it know that a need
for need to rather heal the wounds of the victims as well as to pursue
future-oriented relations calling for wise action and cooperation from Tokyo