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Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Kim Hong-kyun Meets with Egidijus Meilūnas, Lithuania’s Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs

Date
2024-03-21
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Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Kim Hong-kyun Meets with Egidijus Meilūnas, Lithuania’s Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs



Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Kim Hong-kyun met with Lithuanian Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Egidijus Meilūnas on March 18 during his visit to Korea to attend the 3rd Summit for Democracy. At the meeting, they exchanged views on bilateral relations, the situation on the Korean Peninsula, and regional and global affairs.



Vice Minister Kim noted the active high-level exchanges between the two countries, such as the first visit to Lithuania by a Korean President on the occasion of the NATO Summit in Vilnius last year, and wished further deepening of bilateral cooperation through continued high-level exchanges.



Vice Minister Meilūnas shared Vice Minister Kim's view and hoped that the economic cooperation between the two countries would be expanded especially in the high-tech sector, such as energy and biotechnology. Furthermore, he also expected that technically advanced Korean companies would more actively invest in Lithuania.



Vice Minister Kim requested special attention and support from the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry to ensure the successful establishment of the Korean Embassy in Vilnius, which was announced during last year's Korea-Lithuania Summit. Vice Minister Meilūnas sincerely welcomed the Korean government’s decision to open the Korean Embassy in Lithuania and promised to cooperate as fully as possible in the process.



The two vice ministers shared the view that North Korea’s continued nuclear and missile provocations, and military cooperation with Russia are posing great threats not only to the peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula, but also that in Europe. And both sides agreed to continue close coordination to cease North Korea’s military cooperation with Russia, facilitate its denuclearization and improve its human rights situation.



The two vice ministers also discussed various regional and global affairs such as the war in Ukraine and the Indo-Pacific strategy.