President Yun Seok-yeol, who has arrived in the UK, will attend the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II today (19th) to conduct sympathy diplomacy. After attending the funeral, he will move to New York, USA to give a keynote speech at the United Nations General Assembly and meet with the heads of major countries.
Reporter Ki-tae Kim reports from London.
President Yoon Seok-yeol and his wife Kim Kun-hee enter Buckingham Palace, England.
This is a reception prepared by King Charles III for leaders of countries who have visited London to attend the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II of England.
At the reception, President Yun met Charles III and offered his condolences.
British Prime Minister Liz Truss and US President Joe Biden also had discussions with the leaders of major countries.
The originally planned Korean War Memorial wreath and Queen Elizabeth II tribute were canceled due to local traffic conditions in London.
Earlier, President Yoon received a report on typhoon ‘Nan Madol’ on a plane coming to England and ordered thorough preparation.
Regarding the Japanese media report that the possibility of holding a Korea-Japan summit is unclear, we refrained from receiving an official response.
A high-ranking official in the presidential office reaffirmed the previous position that they would actually meet, saying that they would not confirm the fact of holding the summit or comment on the progress.
President Yun is attending the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey tonight.
Around 2,000 people are said to have attended the funeral, including 500 people including heads of state and royalty.
After attending the Queen’s funeral, President Yoon Seok-yeol concludes his two days and one night in the UK, and then leaves for New York, where the United Nations General Assembly will be held.