While the previous administration had openly advocated for the victims, the Yoon administration has made clear its intent to revive ties with Tokyo.
North Korea has also increased the number of health workers in charge of anti-epidemic measures at the main transit points in the border areas and adjacent regions.
He held 10 bilateral talks on the sidelines of the Nato summit, seeking to reduce the nation’s economic dependence on China and make Europe an alternative market.
It is likely that Seoul would ramp up efforts to normalize the operation of the General Security of Military Information Agreement, an intelligence-sharing agreement with Japan.
It will be the second time that Xi has presided over the city's anniversary event, after a trip in 2017.
A senior official at the presidential office, on condition of anonymity, said the Korea-US-Japan security cooperation has been “restored as of today.”
The trilateral talk was the first in four years and nine months since the last held on the occasion of the UN General Assembly in September 2017.
North Korea also criticized the US initiative to forge strong security links between its allies in the North Atlantic and Asia-Pacific areas.
Maintaining good relations with China may be difficult, experts say.
China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson was responding to a query on Washington's latest trade-related initiative with Taiwan.