[서울=뉴스핌] Reporter Lee Young-tae = Foreign Minister Eui-yong Eui-yong met with US Secretary of State Tony Blincoln on the 31st and continued serious discussions on ways to early restart the peace process on the Korean Peninsula, including the declaration of an end to the Korean War.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister Jeong, who is accompanying President Moon Jae-in to attend the G20 summit on the same day, held a meeting with Minister Blincoln for about 30 minutes starting at 11:30 am (local time) on the same day, and the Korea-U.S. relations, the Korean Peninsula, They said that they exchanged opinions on issues of mutual interest, such as the novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19) response.
|Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong meets with US Secretary of State Tony Blincoln in Rome, Italy on the 31st, and holds a meeting with the South Korean and US foreign ministers. 2021.10.31 [사진=외교부]|
The two sides initially planned to hold a foreign ministers’ meeting the day before, but the schedule was postponed by one day due to the delay of the G20 plenary session.
The Minister and the Minister evaluated that the strong ROK-U.S. alliance is developing into a comprehensive global alliance for resolving global issues such as supply chains and COVID-19 response beyond regional cooperation in Northeast Asia and the Indo-Pacific region.
In addition, the ROK and the United States are actively communicating at various levels on various occasions, such as holding the Foreign Ministers’ Meeting at the G20 summit following the UN General Assembly in September and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Ministerial Board this month. They agreed to continue close coordination and cooperation.
Minister Jeong and Secretary Blincol met with Secretary of State Blincoln’s visit to Korea in March and President Moon’s visit to the United States in May, the G7 Summit (Cornwall, UK) in June, the UN General Assembly (New York, USA) in September, and the OECD Council of Ministers (France) in October. Paris) and the October G20 Summit (Rome, Italy) as an opportunity to maintain close communication and exchanges.
Prior to that, Minister Jeong met with Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Rome the day before and held a 30-minute bilateral foreign ministers meeting, focusing on the development of the situation on the Korean Peninsula and bilateral relations, focusing on the progress since the Korea-China foreign ministers meeting on the 15th of last month. Plans, regional situations, and global issues were discussed.
At the meeting, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported that the two ministers exchanged views on ways to cooperate for the early restart of the peace process on the Korean Peninsula, including a declaration of an end to the Korean War.
In particular, Minister Jeong emphasized the need for specific cooperation to facilitate smooth exchanges in the field of cultural contents such as movies. It is interpreted that the Chinese side requested the lifting of the Korean Wave restrictions. Director Wang expressed his sympathy and expressed his intention to continue communication.