SOUTH Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol called for a strong response against North Korea, saying that any attempt to cooperate with Pyongyang when it comes to military affairs must stop.
Yoon made the comment at a summit meeting with bloc countries members of ASEAN in Jakarta, Indonesia, this week.
The office of the South Korean president did not explain that statement, but it was made following the alleged arms negotiations between North Korea and Russia, which both countries lied about.
To this, the Kremlin replied that they had nothing to say regarding reports about the two leaders.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shooigu first announced North Korea and Russia’s plans to conduct joint military exercises.
In the meeting with ASEAN leaders together with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Chinese Premier Li Chiang, President Yoon said he is ready to become closer to the two Asian countries so that their relations will be better with each other.
The annual summit between the three countries has not been held since 2019 due to tensions, especially due to the history of Japan’s accomplishments during World War 2.