Spokesperson and Deputy Minister for Public Affairs Lim Soosuk
September 6, 2022 14:30 KST
Good afternoon. I am new Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Lim Soosuk.
Let me start today’s briefing.
First, Minister of Foreign Affairs Park Jin will have a telephone conversation with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of Jordan Ayman Al-Safadi on Wednesday, September 7.
During the phone call, Foreign Minister Park will take note of the friendly relations between Korea and Jordan, which mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations this year, and discuss the way forward for the bilateral ties.
The two sides will also exchange views on regional situations as well as ways for Korea and Jordan to work together on the international stage.
Moving on, Minister of Foreign Affairs Park Jin will have virtual meetings with the heads of the Korean diplomatic missions in Europe and Asia on Wednesday, September 7, and Thursday, September 8, respectively.
In the meetings to come after those already held with the heads of the Korean diplomatic missions in the Americas, China, and Africa and the Middle East, Foreign Minister Park will review with the mission heads key diplomatic issues in Europe and Asia and listen to diverse views of the mission heads.
In addition, Foreign Minister Park will encourage the mission chiefs to actively carry out diplomatic efforts for Busan to be chosen as the host of the World Expo 2030.
Lastly, Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Kim Gunn will visit Japan from September 6 to 8 at the invitation of Mr. Funakoshi Takehiro, Director-General of the Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.
During the visit, bilateral meetings will take place between the ROK and U.S. and between the ROK and Japanese chief negotiators for the North Korean nuclear issue, in addition to a trilateral one among them.
The ROK, the U.S. and Japan will share their assessments of the situation on the Korean Peninsula and discuss ways to respond jointly should North Korea engage in any further provocations.
With regard to the Audacious Initiative, Special Representative Kim will have follow-up consultations with his U.S. and Japanese counterparts to discuss ways for the three countries to work together.
(A question-and-answer session followed.)