Interview with local media ahead of visit to England
He was invited as the first state guest after Charles III ascended the throne.
After the 4-day schedule, the Expo will be held in Buddhism.
President Yoon Seok-yeol said on the 20th, “China’s pursuit of trilateral cooperation with North Korea and Russia, which blatantly violate the UN Charter, Security Council resolutions, and other international norms, will not help China’s international reputation and status.” “We will take this into consideration,” he said. It is interpreted that while strongly criticizing the arms trade and military cooperation between North Korea and Russia, he expressed his will to improve Korea-China relations by separating North Korea, Russia, and China.
President Yoon said this in an interview with the British daily Telegraph published ahead of his state visit to the UK, saying, “China, Russia, and North Korea each have different situations, external conditions, and interests.” “China’s role is important in promoting freedom, peace, and prosperity in East Asia and the international community,” he said. “The government has consistently maintained its position of pursuing the development of healthy and mature Korea-China relations based on mutual respect, mutual benefit, and common interests.” “We are doing it,” he emphasized.
President Yoon said, “The Indo-Pacific region faces several geopolitical risk factors, including North Korea’s nuclear threat and tensions in the Taiwan Strait and the South China Sea.” He added, “Our government is committed to peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait and a rules-based rule base in the region, including the South China Sea.” “We are emphasizing the importance of establishing maritime order,” he said. Taiwan and the South China Sea issues, to which China reacts sensitively, were cited as factors that may increase tensions, such as the North Korean nuclear threat.
President Yoon, who was on a trip to the UK and France that day, said, “There is an opportunity for the two countries to build relationships in digital and artificial intelligence (AI) technology, cyber security, nuclear energy, defense industry, biohealth, space, semiconductors, offshore wind power, and clean energy.” “It will be,” he said, emphasizing cooperation with the UK.
President Yoon also said, “The fact that the Republic of Korea was the first country to be invited as a state guest after the coronation of King Charles III shows how much the UK needs and values Korea for cooperation in the international region and on the global stage.” It was highly evaluated. He continued, “The two countries will develop future-oriented cooperation in various fields, including politics, economy, cutting-edge science and technology, and human exchanges.”
President Yoon will conduct a state visit and sales diplomacy in the UK for 4 days and 3 nights from the 20th (local time) to the 23rd. This is the first state guest since King Charles III ascended to the throne. President Yoon said that after completing her schedule in the UK, she will move to France and participate in the bid to host the ‘2030 World Expo (Expo)’ in Busan.
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