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ROK foreign minister nominee calls comfort women agreement “official”

All national dailies wrote that South Korea’s incoming Foreign Minister Park Jin expressed his intention to the press on Wednesday to uphold the 2015 Japan-ROK agreement on comfort women under which the two nations confirmed that the comfort women issue was resolved finally and irreversibly. Park reportedly said the agreement is official because the administration of outgoing President Moon Jae-in acknowledged it as such. He added that both South Korea and Japan should make efforts to restore the honor and integrity of the victims.

 

Nikkei wrote that Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno remarked during a press briefing on Wednesday that keeping promises made to other nations is the basis of foreign relations and that Japan hopes incoming President Yoon Suk-yeol will exercise leadership on the matter.

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