VOA Korean morning news program ‘Washington News Plaza’ will be broadcast on June 24, 2022. With South Korean President Yoon Seok-yeol scheduled to attend a NATO summit later this month, the US State Department has referred to South Korea as an important NATO partner. NATO expressed hopes for enhancing cooperative relations with South Korea, including in cyber and non-proliferation fields. The House Armed Forces Committee has released a new fiscal year Defense Authorization Act that highlights the importance of maintaining a strong USFK. Broadcast time: 5:00-6:00 am on the Korean Peninsula (20:00-21:00 UTC).