South Korean President Moon Jae-in has met with French President Emmanuel Macron to discuss inter-Korean talks and bilateral issues.

Moon, on a state visit to France, said he considers France, a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council, as a key partner in efforts toward peace with North Korea.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in, arrives for a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Moon Jae-in is for a three-day state visit in France. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Both leaders pledged to enhance economic and cultural cooperation between their countries in a joint news conference Monday in Paris.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in, right, is greeted by French President Emmanuel Macron before a meeting at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Moon Jae-in is for a three-day state visit in France. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Moon is on a European trip which also includes Italy, Belgium and Denmark.

North and South Korea continued their push for peace Monday with high-level talks that resulted in a host of agreements, including a plan by the rivals for a groundbreaking ceremony this year on an ambitious project to connect their railways and roads.

Source: The Associated Press

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