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UN Chief Hopes for Resolution in Seoul-Tokyo Conflict

Write: 2019-08-24 11:01:01Update: 2019-08-24 12:26:19

UN Chief Hopes for Resolution in Seoul-Tokyo Conflict

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UN Secretary-General António Guterres has reportedly hoped for a resolution in South Korea-Japan relations no matter what the challenges may be.

Japan's Kyodo news agency cited the UN chief as making the remark while speaking to reporters before leaving for an overseas trip that includes a visit to Japan.

Guterres said that South Korea and Japan are important "pillars" in the region for development and security.

Tensions between the two East Asian neighbors, first triggered by Japan's export restrictions, continue to intensify, evidenced by the latest development of Seoul deciding to end a military intelligence sharing agreement with Tokyo.

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