President Yoon Seok-yeol Returns Home After G20 Summit
by Park Seong-jun
SEOUL – President Yoon Seok-yeol arrived back in Seoul on the 10th after successfully completing the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) and G20 summits, concluding his 5-night, 7-day trip. The President, accompanied by First Lady Kim Kun-hee, departed from Palam Air Force Base in New Delhi, India, aboard Air Force Unit 1, the presidential plane. The departure was marked by dignitaries from both sides bidding farewell, including Kaushal Kishor, Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs, and Gouranga Lal Das, Director of East Asia in the Ministry of External Affairs, representing India.
During the previous day’s G20 Summit, President Yoon addressed the international community, announcing a significant donation of $300 million (approximately KRW 400 billion) to the Green Climate Fund (GCF). He also proposed the establishment of a global green shipping route, encouraging collaborative efforts towards a sustainable future.
In addition, President Yoon stressed the importance of an ‘international order based on norms’ and called upon China and Russia to play a responsible role in addressing North Korea’s nuclear and missile threats. Notably, he expressed openness to improving relations with China in the future.
Furthermore, President Yoon embarked on initiatives aimed at exploring new export markets and strengthening economic cooperation with countries such as the Philippines, Indonesia, ASEAN, and India – a populous nation with immense potential.
At the G20 summit, he demonstrated strong global leadership by advocating for climate crisis measures, supporting Ukraine, and advocating for digital norms.
In his engagements with the Indo-Pacific region, President Yoon addressed critical issues such as North Korea’s nuclear program and underscored the importance of a ‘norm-based international order’ in forums such as the ASEAN, ASEAN + 3 (Korea, China, Japan), and Summit East Asia (EAS) held in Jakarta, Indonesia.
[서울=뉴스핌] Reporter Park Seong-jun = President Yoon Seok-yeol returned home on the 10th (local time) after finishing the G20 summit. It concluded a 5-night, 7-day trip for the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) and G20 summits.
President Yoon and his wife, First Lady Kim Kun-hee, left Palam Air Force Base in New Delhi, India, on Air Force Unit 1, the presidential plane, this afternoon. On the Indian side, President Yoon was seen off at the air force base by Kaushal Kishor, Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs, and Gouranga Lal Das, Director of East Asia in the Ministry of External Affairs. From our side, Ambassador Jang Jae-bok and his wife came out.
At the first session of the G20 Summit the previous day, President Yoon announced plans to donate $300 million (about KRW 400 billion) to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and establish a global green shipping route, encouraging joint efforts by the international community.
[서울=뉴스핌] President Yoon Seok-yeol speaks at a summit of MITKA member states, a consultative body that includes Korea, Mexico, Indonesia, Turkuye, and Australia, held at the Bharat Mandapam International Conference Center in New Delhi on the 9th ( local time ).[사진=대통령실] 2023.09.09 email@example.com
In addition, President Yoon emphasized an ‘international order based on norms’ and urged China and Russia to play a responsible role in responding to North Korea’s nuclear and missile threats. However, he left open the possibility of improving relations with China.
In addition, President Yoon set out to pioneer new export markets by laying the foundation for strengthening economic cooperation with the Philippines, Indonesia, ASEAN, and India, the world’s most populous country, which has great potential.
At the G20 summit, we stepped forward to strengthen global leadership by speaking out on the climate crisis, support for Ukraine, and digital norms.
President Yoon talked about ongoing issues in the Indo-Pacific region, including North Korea’s nuclear program, and emphasized a ‘norm-based international order’ in the ASEAN, ASEAN + 3 (Korea, China, Japan), and Summit East Asia (EAS) held. in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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