Pres. Moon shares outcome of inter-Korean summit with leaders of U.S., Japan

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in has been quick to share the outcome of inter-Korean summit.
He talked with U.S. President Donald Trump last night and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe this morning.
Our Oh Jung-hee is on the line for us with more.
Jung-hee, fill us in.

Good afternoon, Jiyeon.
South Korea's presidential office confirmed this morning that President Moon Jae-in spoke with U.S. President Donald Trump last night... for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
President Trump first congratulated President Moon on the successful inter-Korean summit... and said it represents significant progress in Seoul-Pyongyang relations.
President Moon replied that the inter-Korean summit lays the groundwork for success in President Trump's own summit with the North Korean leader.
President Trump evaluated it's a very nice news to not only the two Koreas but also the whole world that they reaffirmed the goal of achieving nuclear-free Korean Peninsula through complete denuclearization.
The leaders of Seoul and Washington reaffirmed that their governments will continue to coordinate closely to achieve the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
Now, on that front, the two agreed that it will be helpful to hold a Washington-Pyongyang summit as soon as possible to keep up the momentum of the inter-Korean summit.
They have narrowed the possible locations of the meeting down to two or three.
President Trump said he's very much looking forward to meeting with the North Korean leader.

We're hearing that President Moon Jae-in also talked with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Tell us about that, too.

You're right, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe talked on the phone for 45 minutes today.
Prime Minister Abe praised the Panmunjom Declaration... and agreed with President Moon that the specifics of the denuclearization process could be designed at U.S.-North Korea summit.
The Japanese leader said Tokyo is willing to talk with Pyongyang to normalize relations with the North and settle the affairs of the past,... and President Moon told Abe that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un feels the same.
Prime Minister Abe said he will work for an opportunity to talk with North Korea and will ask for South Korea's help if necessary, and Moon replied he'd be happy to provide that.
Prime Minister Abe also said he appreciated Seoul sending national intelligence agency chief Suh Hoon over to Japan to explain the outcome of inter-Korean summits.
Suh met with Abe at his office in Tokyo on Sunday morning.
Back to you, Jiyeon.