Canada, US to co-host international conference on North Korea

Canada and the US will co-host an international meeting on North Korea next month in Vancouver.

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday that the meeting will boost diplomatic efforts for a denuclearized, secure, and prosperous Korean peninsula. Parties will also discuss ways to increase the effectiveness of sanctions in maintaining international order. Tillerson vowed to continue t o put pressure on North Korea to resume negotiations.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said that South Korea has paused joint drills with the US and has invited North Korea to the Winter Olympic in Pyeongchang next year, in an efforts to de-escalate tensions on the Korean peninsula.

Source: VOV5