Moon, Abe meets briefly, accepts more conversations to resolve the dispute

SEOUL: He says that Japanese President and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called for more dialogue between countries to resolve a deep dispute over trade and history at the first one-on-one meeting between leaders in more than a year.

Seoul Presidential Blue House says Moon spoke with Abe for 11 minutes on Monday on the sidelines of a regional summit in Bangkok where they reaffirmed the principle of resolving pending bilateral issues through dialogue.

The two US allies UU. In recent months they have seen their relationships sink to an invisible level in decades because of South Korea's judicial decisions that require Japanese companies to offer reparations to South Korean plaintiffs for their forced World War II work and Japan's strengthened controls on certain technology exports. to South Korea