South Korea's Moon says stalled talks with U.S. not good for North Korea

FILE PHOTO: South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks during a joint press statement briefing with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha at the ASEAN-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit in Busan

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Monday that stalled denuclearisation talks and a recent flare-up in tension between the United States and North Korea were not beneficial for Pyongyang, Moon's office said.

During a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing, Moon said he hoped the two neighbours will cooperate more closely to help restart the negotiations aimed at dismantling North Korea's nuclear and missile programmes.

Xi said he would "play a leading role" together with Moon to bring bilateral relations to a "new, higher level", according to Moon's office.


(Reporting by Hyonhee Shin; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)