MOSCOW, March 3. /TASS/. /TASS/. The United States and South Korea have decided to end their Key Resolve and Foal Eagle combined exercises "to back diplomacy for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula," Yonhap news agency reported on Sunday citing Seoul's defense ministry.
Yonhap said that the decision was made by South Korea's Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo and acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan during their telephone conversation on Saturday.
"The minister and secretary made clear that the alliance's decision regarding the adjustment of the exercise and drills reflects both countries' expectation to back diplomatic efforts to reduce tensions and achieve the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula through a final, full verified method," Yonhap quoted the South Korean Defense Ministry as saying.
The move follows the two-day summit in Hanoi between US President Donald Trump and Nortk Korean leader Kim Jong Un. After several meetings on February 27-28, Trump and Kim decided not to sign a joint document but agreed to continue dialogue.