US-France summit “strongly condemns North Korean ballistic missile launch… Security Council cooperation continues

The leaders of the United States and France condemned North Korea’s ballistic missile launch and said they would continue to cooperate through the international community. He also highlighted China’s challenges and emphasized the importance of peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. Reporter Jo Sang-jin reports.

US President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron issued a joint statement after a summit at the White House on the 1st.

In a joint statement, the two leaders said, “We strongly condemn North Korea’s unprecedented number of illegal ballistic missile test launches this year.”

[공동성명] “The two leaders also strongly condemn the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s (DPRK) unprecedented number of illegal ballistic missile tests this year which violates a number of UN Security Council resolutions and pose a threat to regional peace and stability, and they committed to continuing coordination at the United Nations. Security Council to address DPRK crimes. “

“The two leaders agreed to continue working together to address these crimes by North Korea at the United Nations Security Council,” he said.

In addition to the issue of North Korea, the joint statement also included a position on the challenge posed by China and the importance of security in the Indo-Pacific region.

[공동성명] “The United States and France will continue to coordinate on our concerns about China’s challenge to the rules-based international order, including respect for human rights, and to work together with China on important global issues such as change in the climate. The Presidents reaffirm the importance of maintaining peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait.”

“The United States and France will continue to reconcile our concerns about China’s challenge to the rules-based international order, including respect for human rights,” the two leaders said.

“We will collaborate with China on important international issues such as climate change,” he added.

“The two leaders reaffirmed the importance of maintaining peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait,” he said.

“The United States and France, two countries in the Indo-Pacific, are forming a partnership in the region to promote common values, prosperity and security based on a rules-based international order and transparent governance, fair economic practices and respect for international law. , including freedom of navigation. We are getting stronger,” he explained.

[공동성명] “The United States and France, two countries of the Indo-Pacific, are strengthening their partnership in the Indo-Pacific region to promote prosperity, security, and shared values ​​based on a rules-based international order, transparent governance, fair economic practices, and respect for international law, including freedom of navigation. The United States and France plan to expand their diplomatic, development and regional economic engagement with a view to building resilience in the Pacific Islands. They also intend to increase practical coordination in the region on maritime security

“The two countries will expand regional diplomacy, development, and economic engagement to build resilience in Pacific island countries,” he said, “and also intend to strengthen practical regional cooperation on maritime security.”

This is VOA News Cho Sang-jin.

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