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Japan protested to the North and South Korea summit due to chocolate dessert

Dessert at the inter-Korean summit. Reuters photo
Dessert at the inter-Korean summit. Reuters photo
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan expressed an official protest because of the dessert, which will be submitted at the summit of the DPRK and South Korea. Officials were dissatisfied with chocolate depicting the disputed islands of Liancourt, which the Japanese call Takeshima.

The meeting of South Korean President Mun Zhe In and DPRK leader Kim Jong-no will be held on April 27. In the published menu there is a mousse of mango with a slice of white chocolate, which depicts the flag of the Korean peninsula with the islands of Liancourt. After the Second World War, they belong to the South Korean side, but Japan has contested their possession for several years.

Flag of United Korea at the Olympics without the islands of Liancourt. Getty Photos
Flag of United Korea at the Olympics without the islands of Liancourt. Getty Photos
Flag of United Korea at the Olympics without the islands of Liancourt. Getty Photos

The press service of the Japanese Foreign Ministry demanded that the South Korean side abandon this dessert or at least remove the islands from the flag. In addition, guests will be served a specialty – buckwheat noodles in broth with pieces of meat and vegetables.

In 2017, Japan also expressed dissatisfaction about food in South Korea: during the visit of Donald Trump, he was served shrimp caught from the Liancourt Islands.

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