South Korea's president Moon Jae-in. Photo: Yonhap via Reuters

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Friday that China’s One Belt One Road (Obor) project will be completed when South and North Korea are connected through railways.

Korea JoongAng Daily said Moon made the comment in a speech at the second annual meeting of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s (AIIB) board of governors at Jeju Island in South Korea.

“The Korean peninsula is the last stop of Far East Asia but the reality is that the disconnected Gyeongui Line (which once traveled near the Chinese border) issue is still unresolved,” Moon said. “I really hope peace on the Korean peninsula will contribute to consolidation and the stability of all Asia.”

JoonAng Daily said it was Moon’s first major diplomatic appearance since taking office on May 10.