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South Korean Spy Chief Proposes World Leaders Summit at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

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National Intelligence Service chief Park Jie-won is seen during a session of the National Assembly at the NIS headquarters, Nov. 3. Photo: Yonhap

By Neil Shefferd |

South Korean spy chief Park jie-Won has proposed that a summit should be held between the leaders of Japan, the United States, North Korea and South Korea during the rearranged Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Park was speaking during a trip to Japan, his first as part of his role as head of the country’s National Intelligence Service, as reported by the Chosun Ilbo newspaper.

Park suggested the summit during a meeting yesterday with new Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, when he spoke of South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s willingness to normalise ties with Japan.

“The Olympics could provide a chance to resolve the bilateral issue of forced labour and regional issues including North Korea’s nuclear programmes and Japanese abductees,” Park was quoted as saying by Chosun Ilbo.

Park’s trip to Japan took place as part of efforts to ease relations strained by a feud over compensation for Koreans forced to work for Japanese firms during its colonial rule between 1910 and 1945.

Yonhap News Agency reported Park as saying that both Moon and Suga “are strongly willing to resolve current issues.”

Republished with permission from insidethegames.biz.

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