South Korea’s foreign minister to attend G7 ministerial meeting later this week

Seoul, 08 December. (Yonhap) – Foreign Minister Chung Yue-yong will travel to Britain later this week to attend the G-7 foreign and development ministers meeting, his ministry said on Wednesday.

The rally on Saturday and Sunday in Liverpool will aim to discuss a wide variety of global issues, including ways to ensure equitable access to vaccines against the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) and cooperation on global supply chains . as well as the Indo-Pacific economy and security and gender equality, according to the ministry.

South Korea is not part of the G7, but has been invited along with Australia, India, South Africa and members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Britain is taking over the presidency of the G7 this year.

Chung plans to hold bilateral meetings with his counterparts from major countries on the sidelines of the rally.

Special attention is being drawn to the question of whether he will meet with Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi, who took office last month, amid prolonged tensions between the two neighbors over issues related to Japan’s brutal colonization of the Korean peninsula. -1945).

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