The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that Prime Minister Han Duk-soo had a meeting tomorrow with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, saying, “I believe it is related to the big trend of improving Korea-Japan relations the government has been working on.”
An official from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, “There have been four meetings of foreign ministers in a short period under the new government, and following the summit, meetings with all high-level Korean officials, including the prime minister, will be held on the Japanese side.” It shows that there is a consensus between the two governments that they want to do.”
Prime Minister Han Deok-soo, who visited Tokyo, Japan to attend the Director General of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, will meet Prime Minister Kishida separately tomorrow morning.
Regarding the Japanese media report that downplayed the brief meeting between President Yoon Seok-yeol and Prime Minister Kishida in New York, the official said, “At the summit itself, an agreement was reached in principle, but there were a few more adjustments such as the time and the place.” he explained.
The official also emphasized, “The trend of general improvement in the relationship between Korea and Japan is finally possible not only because we are alone, but also because of joint efforts with Japan.”
An official added, “Our government has not yet come up with a plan for solving the issue of compensation for forced labour,” and added, “We will come up with a reasonable plan that is acceptable to everyone through a wider form of opinion gathering. ”