20:08 GMT26 October 2020
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    LONDON (Sputnik) – UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab on Tuesday visited the demilitarised zone dividing South and North Korea, and said the UK is determined to push Pyongyang to denuclearisation.

    "Today at the #DMZ I reaffirmed UK support for South Korea’s efforts to improve relations with the North and our determination to push the DPRK to denuclearisation", Raab said on Twitter.

    Raab, who accompanied his tweet with pictures of him in the demilitarised zone, which is regarded as one of the most heavily guarded borders in the world, also said that the United Kingdom and South Korea "have worked together for peace on the Korean Peninsula for the last 70 years".

    According to the South Korean state-run news agency Yonhap, the UK foreign secretary met with his South Korean counterpart Kang Kyung-wha on Tuesday in Seoul for the fifth South Korea-Britain Strategic Dialogue.

    During the talks, both sides discussed issues regarding the region, efforts toward realising complete denuclearisation and establishing permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula, and shared views on ways to cooperate on COVID-19, advancing bilateral ties following Brexit and key issues related to the summit for Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030, known as P4G, the news report added.

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