No prerequisites for inter-Korean summit, virtual summit likely: Moon Jae-in

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday that he is eager to hold an inter-Korean summit in any format North Korea wants, despite Pyongyang's threat to remove its self-imposed moratorium on long-range missile tests.

Despite the continued standoff between the two nations, Moon Jae-in expects that his US counterpart Joe Biden and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un would meet at some point to address Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programme.

"Because discussion is the only way to overcome difficulties, President Biden and Chairman Kim are likely to meet at some point." It'll just be a matter of time. President Biden has signalled his desire to actively participate in discussions with North Korea on numerous occasions.

"The US is also making practical efforts to contact North Korea," he added, "while consistently emphasising that denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula is one of his administration's foreign policy priorities and that the US is prepared to meet North Korea anytime, anywhere, without preconditions."

Since a second meeting between then-President Donald Trump and Kim in Hanoi in February 2019, discussions between the two countries have halted.

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