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Yoon dismisses China's claim that Korea is joining NATO's Indo-Pacific expansion
AIR FORCE ONE - President Yoon Suk-yeol stressed that his trip to the 2022 North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Summit in Madrid, Spain, should not be interpreted as a move to contain a certain country, referring to China's repeated claim that Seoul is joining NATO's plan to strengthen its foothold in the Indo-Pacific region. During a press conference aboard the presiden...
'Tangible outcome' in arms deal with Poland expected soon
MADRID - A possible deal to export weapons to Poland could be President Yoon Suk-yeol's first achievement in his diplomatic efforts to promote South Korean industries in Europe, with the presidential office saying “a tangible outcome will likely come in the near future.”
Will Japanese PM Kishida accept Yoon's olive branch?
MADRID - President Yoon Suk-yeol actively expressed his willingness to sit down with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida for a summit in an apparent move to thaw chilly bilateral relations, whenever he had chances to speak to the Japanese leader at the 2022 NATO Summit in Madrid, Spain. Throughout the summit, Yoon encountered Kishida a total of five times: first at a gala d...
S. Korea, US, Japan agree to step up pressure on North Korea
MADRID - The leaders of South Korea, the U.S. and Japan agreed on Wednesday to step up pressure on North Korea, whose nuclear and missile programs have posed a growing threat to international security. They shared the need for close consultation in trilateral security cooperation and strengthening the U.S.' extended deterrence for its allies. The three countries agreed on the...
Korea looks to Europe to diversify trade partners as China's growth slows
MADRID - The Yoon Suk-yeol administration has begun looking to Europe as a market that can offset Korea's decreased economic opportunities from its largest trading partner, China, amid a pessimistic outlook for the Chinese economy.
S. Korea, Australia to work closely on Indo-Pacific strategy
MADRID _ President Yoon Suk-yeol and Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese agreed on Tuesday to strengthen communication in setting up their respective Indo-Pacific strategies and their relations with China.
Yoon confident in his multilateral diplomacy debut
MADRID _ President Yoon Suk-yeol showed confidence in his debut on the multicultural diplomacy stage, arriving in Madrid, Spain, Monday (local time) to attend the 2022 NATO Summit on his first overseas trip as president. During the 14-hour flight, he made himself available briefly to the presidential office correspondents accompanying him on the presidential jet.
Seoul dismisses China's objection to Korea attending NATO summit
The presidential office has dismissed China's apparent objection to President Yoon Suk-yeol's attendance at next week's North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Summit, saying his participation has nothing to do with any “anti-China policy.”“There is no change to our stance in regard to President Yoon's attendance at the summit,” an official at the presidential office told T...
Ukraine parliamentary delegation likely to visit Seoul
A delegation from the Ukrainian parliament will likely visit Korea's National Assembly next month to meet their counterparts, the conservative ruling People Power Party (PPP) said, Friday. According to PPP officials, the party is in talks with the Ukrainian Embassy to arrange the delegation's visit to Seoul and meetings with leaders of Korea's major parties possibly by July 4.
Yoon angered by police releasing unapproved reshuffle announcement
President Yoon Suk-yeol lashed out at the Korean National Police Agency on Thursday for releasing unapproved documents regarding a police reshuffle before it had been finalized, saying it is either “a disturbance of national discipline” or “a nonsensical error” by government officials.
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