SEOUL, July 6 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean President Moon Jae-in arrived in Hamburg, Germany on Thursday for the Group of 20 summit where he is expected to rally international support for ending North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs.
The summit slated for Friday and Saturday comes amid heightened tensions after the communist North test fired what it claimed to be its first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Tuesday.
Moon stressed the urgency of the issue in an earlier meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, noting the North was developing its missile program at a much greater speed than earlier expected.
The German chancellor expressed her support for Seoul’s leadership in ridding North Korea of its nuclear and missile programs, according to Moon’s presidential office Cheong Wa Dae.
This year’s host of the G20 leading economies also promised to seek a joint reaction of world leaders, possibly in their joint statement expected at the end of their two-day meeting in Hamburg, it said.