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President Moon meets Australian PM in Papua New Guinea, agree to continue friendly tiesMoon shows gratitude for Australia’s support on ongoing peace effort for 2 Koreas

South Korean president Moon Jae-in met with Australian prime minister Scott Morrison on Saturday and agreed to continue friendly relationship between two countries- Moon’s office.

Two nations have established strong relationship in most of the field by sharing universal values- Moon said, during his talks with Australian PM in Papua New Guinea. He also mentioned Australia as an optimum partner of South Korea.

Cheong Wa Dae spokesperson Kim Eui-kyeom said in a release that Mr.Moon wants further cooperation to boost ties with ASEAN nations by creating synergy with South Korean policy.

Meanwhile, Mr. Scott Morrison is also hoping for continue building strong platform with South Korea. He pointed the free trade agreement between two countries since 2013 and promised to continue trade relationship for the benefit of both countries.

Further, Moon expressed gratitude for Australia’s support on ongoing peace effort between North and South Korea. They also discussed about MIKTA issues to the peace and prosperity of the world. In 2013, MIKTA was formed as a cross regional group of middle power nations- Mexico, Indonesia, Korea (South), Turkey and Australia. President Moon is attending a meeting of the APEC Business Advisory Council in Papua New Guinea and scheduled to return home on Sunday.

Cho Kyung-hee  edt@koreapost.com

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