South Korean President Moon Proposes 2030 World Cup In Region

Moon Jae-in made the proposal during a meeting with FIFA President Gianni Infantino at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, Moon's office said in a statement.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Monday ties with Japan are being blocked by historical issues that will take time to resolve and asked for Japan's understanding on the issue.

Moon on Monday stressed the importance of cooperation with Japan in efforts to denuclearise North Korea and Nikai agreed, the South's presidential office said, while Suga said the two confirmed the importance of putting pressure on North Korea.

"I would like President Infantino to have interests on this matter".

Moon said football is the most popular sport in Korea and this was behind Korea's co-hosting of the 2002 World Cup with Japan.

Infantino was quoted as saying he respects Moon's idea and that he will talk to Chinese President Xi Jinping about it when the two meet later this week.

Moon stressed the importance of cooperation with Japan in efforts to denuclearise North Korea, which has been ramping up weapons tests since previous year in defiance of global sanctions. The 2026 edition already has US, Canada and Mexico as a possible host while South Korea is interested in doing something similar for the following World Cup.

The two Koreas have been divided along the world's most heavily fortified border since the 1950-53 Korean War ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty.

Nikai handed over a letter from Abe calling for heavier pressure and tougher sanctions on North Korea to achieve the complete dismantlement of its nuclear weapons program, and asking for South Korea to implement its side of the sex slavery agreement.

Infantino responded that soccer is great and so is South Korea, adding that the message that can be sent to the world through the sport is also powerful and important.

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