South Korea’s Foreign Minister To Meet Blinken Later This Month

South Korea’s Foreign Minister To Meet Blinken Later This Month

Cho Tae-yul, the foreign minister of South Korea, is set to travel on a diplomatic mission that will start with his attendance at the G20 Summit in Brazil and end with a significant trip to the United States. According to the news agency, Cho will speak with Antony Blinken, his American counterpart, on Thursday, February 28.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed Cho’s impending trip highlighting its importance in strengthening bilateral relations. Following participating in the G20 Summit, Cho will head to the United States for his first visit since assuming office last month, according to the ministry’s spokesperson, Lim Soo-suk. The forthcoming dialogue between Cho and Blinken is expected to address strategies for reinforcing “extended deterrence” regarding North Korea and reaffirming the robust global strategic alliance between South Korea and the United States.

In addition, discussions will encompass various aspects of regional and global security. President Yoon Suk Yeol’s office announced South Korea’s plan to host the third Summit for Democracy next month.

Reports suggest ongoing deliberations between Seoul and Washington regarding a potential visit by Secretary Blinken to South Korea in conjunction with the Summit for Democracy, as cited from diplomatic sources.