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Foreign Minister Meets Jointly with Chargé d'Affaires at US Embassy in Seoul Knapper and USFK Commander Brooks

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2018-01-04 13:58:02
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1. Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha met jointly with Chargé d'Affaires at the US Embassy in Seoul Marc Knapper and Commander of United States Forces Korea Vincent Brooks on January 4 to mark the New Year, and exchanged views on issues of mutual interest.

 

2. Minister Kang took note that in cooperation with Chargé d'Affaires Knapper and Commander Brooks, the ROK and the US further strengthened their alliance through successful mutual visits by the leaders of the two countries and close communications and cooperation at each level last year.

 

o Minister Kang said that the ROK will continue to closely work together with the international community, including the US, to improve inter-Korean relations and resolve the North Korean nuclear issue at the same time, and offered to increase consultations and cooperation between the ROK and the US this year.

 

o In addition, Minister Kang asked for the US side’s support to make the PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games a peace festival, including the dispatch of athletes and a high-level delegation, as well as active participation from the US Embassy in the ROK and US Forces Korea.

 

3. Chargé d'Affaires Knapper expressed appreciation for the ROK side’s efforts to advance the ROK-US alliance, and said that the US will also exert its utmost efforts to ensure the success of the PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games. Commander Brooks said he is sure that the ROK-US alliance will get stronger this year as the two sides cope with various challenges together through cooperation in a range of areas.

 

 

* unofficial translation