EU, South Korea commit to free trade, Korean peace

South Korea and the European Union affirmed their commitment to free, multilateral trade during a summit in Brussels on Friday amid surging protectionist threats from the US Donald Trump administration.

During a meeting on the sidelines of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker also agreed to step up their joint efforts to peacefully denuclearize North Korea and build peace on the Korean Peninsula, Moon's presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said in a press release.

The two leaders noted the relationship between South Korea and the EU has steadily improved since their free trade agreement took effect in 2011.

Source: VOV5