Spokesperson and Deputy Minister for Public Affairs Soosuk Lim
October 18, 2022 14:30 KST
Good afternoon. Let me start today’s briefing.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Park Jin will have a meeting with Federal Minister for European and International Affairs of Austria Alexander Schallenberg on Sunday, October 23.
In the meeting, Foreign Minister Park and his Austrian counterpart will discuss ways to strengthen the strategic partnership between Korea and Austria that mark the 130th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral relations between them this year, and exchange views on situations on the Korean Peninsula and in key regions.
Moving on, Minister of Foreign Affairs Park Jin will have a meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan Zheenbek Kulubaev on Sunday, October 23.
In the meeting, the two Foreign Ministers will extensively exchange views on matters of mutual interest, including Korea-Kyrgyzstan relations, the situation on the Korean Peninsula, and ways to promote substantive cooperation and work together on the international stage.
The first official visit to Korea by a Kyrgyz Foreign Minister in 16 years is expected to serve as an opportunity to further advance the relations between the two countries that mark the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties this year.
(A question-and-answer session followed.)