South Korea’s President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol holds phone conversation with Biden

President-elect Yoon Suk-Yeol had the first phone conversation with US President Joe Biden on March 10. This is the first phone call between leaders since his election.

The People Power Party (PPP) reported that US President Biden called President-elect Yoon and had a conversation congratulating him on his election for about 20 minutes.

Yoon said in an acceptance speech held at the National Assembly Library on the 10th, “President Biden said he expects to meet soon and discuss the development of relations between Korea and the states -United”.

According to Yoon’s campaign team, President Biden congratulated Yoon’s victory in Korea’s 20th presidential election and said he looked forward to working together to deepen cooperation on key global challenges, including climate change. , the COVID-19 pandemic and supply chains.

“President-elect Yoon also expressed his gratitude and respect to President Biden for the U.S. government’s contribution to leading global cooperation against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine,” campaign staff said. by Yoon. “President Biden said South Korea also played an important role in the Ukraine crisis.”

During the phone conversation, Yoon reportedly stressed the need for a stronger Korea-US alliance to respond to North Korea and called on President Biden to pay more attention to issues on the Korean Peninsula.

In response, President Biden said the United States was monitoring the situation in North Korea closely and also viewed North Korea’s recent ballistic missile provocations as a threat to US President Biden. importance of close coordination on North Korea between three countries, the United States, South Korea and Japan.

It is also reported that President Biden offered that Yoon visit the White House in the United States after the swearing-in and Yoon said he appreciated the invitation and hopes to visit the United States soon.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been edited by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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