People’s Strength presidential candidate Yoon Seok-yeol (center) meets with British Ambassador to Korea Simon Smith (right) and British Ambassador to North Korea Colin Crooks at the office in Yeouido, Seoul on the morning of the 2nd. Parliamentary photojournalists
People’s Strength presidential candidate Yoon Seok-yeol met with the British ambassador to South Korea and North Korea on the 2nd and said, “The UK’s cooperation is needed a lot on information asset sharing and the North Korean nuclear issue.”
Candidate Yoon met with British Ambassador to Korea Simon Smith and British Ambassador to North Korea Colin Crooks at the People’s Power Party in Yeouido, Seoul on the morning of the same day and said, “British is AUKUS (a trilateral consultative body for US, UK, and Australian foreign affairs and security) and Five Eyes (Five Eyes). Eyes, a major participant in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand five-party confidential intelligence alliance),” he said. Candidate Yoon’s meeting today is the fourth interview with an ambassador-level diplomat after the United States, China and Japan.
Rep. Park Jin, Rep. Tae Young-ho, and Rep. Jo Tae-yong were present at the meeting. Rep. Park is a former chairperson of the National Assembly for Foreign Affairs, Trade and Unification, and has experience studying in the UK. Rep. Cho served as the 1st Vice Foreign Minister.
Candidate Yoon said, “Is it 1883 when we established diplomatic ties with England? It has already been 130 years (more than this)”, emphasizing the relationship between Korea and England. “The UK is in a very unusual position. Among the permanent members of the UN Security Council, it is the only place in the western camp that has embassies in both North and South Korea,” he said. Rep. Park joked with Ambassador Smith and Crooks to North Korea, saying, “Seeing you two, North and South Korea seem to have been unified through Britain.”
Ambassador Smith said, “This year, there is the G7 and COP26 (the 26th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change), and we have been cooperating with Korea in many fields. did. Rep. Cho said, “Korea held a 2+2 meeting for foreign affairs and defense only with the United States and Australia.
Ambassador Smith will end his diplomatic career in Korea this year. His successor is Crooks, the ambassador to North Korea, who will assume the role of the South Korean ambassador from January. When Candidate Yoon said, “(I heard) that your wife is Korean,” at the meeting, Ambassador Crooks said, “That’s right. I think Korea is my second hometown.”