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International relations

Moon offers no promise on 'comfort women' deal

Leaders of Japan, South Korea put more focus on summit plans, Pyongyang

| South Korea

SEOUL/TOKYO -- The new South Korean president declined to say Thursday whether he will honor an agreement signed with Japan to end the wartime "comfort women" dispute, noting that the majority of South Koreans find it hard to accept the deal. 

In his first call with Moon Jae-in, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe offered to host a trilateral summit with China in the near future. Moon responded that the meeting, which was originally scheduled for last year, should happen as soon as possible.

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