Seoul refutes reports of seeking meeting with Kim Jong-un
President Moon was reportedly planning to reach out to Pope Francis to arrange summit
A spokesperson for Cheong Wa Dae – South Korea’s executive office – has dismissed a recent report that President Moon Jae-in was reaching out to the Vatican to facilitate a summit with North Korea.
“Archbishop Kim is in fact set to deliver the president’s personal letter to the pope. However, the letter does not contain a request to the pope to help mediate a South-North Korean summit,” a statement from the spokesperson was quoted by Yonhap as saying.
The spokesperson added that the president has asked the pope to pray for peace and reconciliation between the divided Koreas.