South Korea's foreign minister on Saturday held separate talks with her counterparts of Canada and New Zealand and agreed to enhance cooperation to resolve the North Korean nuclear issue, the foreign ministry said.
Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha, who is accompanying President Moon Jae-in on his visit to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Vietnam, met Canadian counterpart Chrystia Freeland and agreed to expand cooperation for a peaceful resolution of the North Korea nuclear problem.
Kang also held a meeting with her New Zealand counterpart Winston Peters and jointly warned that North Korea's provocations will only lead to further diplomatic isolation for Pyongyang.
Kang praised New Zealand's efforts to implement the United Nations' sanctions against Pyongyang by cracking down on North Korean ships registered in a third country through the practice called flag of convenience.
Peters said New Zealand will continue to cooperate with South Korea and the international community to resolve the North Korean nuke issues. (Yonhap News)