Tue. Jul 16th, 2024
Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with ROK Foreign Minister Cho

Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Cho Tae-yul on Wednesday in Washington. The Secretary and Foreign Minister discussed U.S.-ROK cooperation on a broad range of regional and global challenges. They underscored the unwavering strength of the more than 70-year U.S.-ROK Alliance and reaffirmed the importance of the U.S.-ROK-Japan trilateral relationship following the February 22 foreign ministers’ meeting in Rio de Janeiro. The Secretary thanked the Foreign Minister for the ROK’s efforts in hosting the upcoming third Summit for Democracy.

The Secretary and Foreign Minister discussed their concerns about the DPRK’s increasingly aggressive behavior, repeated violations of UNSC resolutions, including its transfer to Russia of ballistic missiles for use against the people of Ukraine, and increased domestic repression. They noted that unlawful DPRK military cooperation with Russia poses a serious threat to regional stability and global nonproliferation. They also discussed concerns about PRC support to the Russian defense industrial base. Both sides underscored continued alignment on countering Russia’s aggression and providing further support to Ukraine.

Official news published at https://www.state.gov/secretary-blinkens-meeting-with-rok-foreign-minister-cho/

originally published at Politics - JISIP NEWS