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S. Korea, U.S. top diplomats discuss alliance, Korean peace process
Updated: 2021-06-13 11:09:59 KST
South Korea's foreign minister Chung Eui-yong met on Saturday in Cornwall with his U.S. counterpart Antony Blinken. The two discussed cooperation on vaccines, supply chains, cutting-edge technology, and nuclear power.
Also discussed were ways to bring North Korea back to the negotiating table for the Korean peace process.
The meeting was a follow-up to the recent summit between Presidents Moon and Biden.
They stressed yet again the importance of the bilateral alliance as well as trilateral cooperation between Seoul, Washington, and Tokyo.
The U.S. State Department emphasized the importance of trilateral cooperation on a broad range of issues, including working towards the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
Calling the bilateral alliance "the linchpin" of peace and security in Northeast Asia, the Indo-Pacific region, and beyond, the U.S. once again highlighted the importance of the partnership in promoting "shared values" and "addressing challenges."

"G7 and South Korea is another chance to show reinforcing cooperation with the U.S. and other U.S. allies."

They also discussed regional and global issues, including the situation in Myanmar.
During the foreign ministers' talks, the U.S. emphasized the need for multilateral cooperation to restore democracy in Myanmar.
South Korea also pledged to take a role in resolving global issues, including the instability in Myanmar and supplying vaccines to the rest of the world.
Yoon Jung-min, Arirang News.
Reporter : yoonjm@arirang.com