South Korea’s foreign minister to attend the G7 ministerial meeting this weekend

Seoul, Dec. 08. — His ministry announced Wednesday that Foreign Minister Chung Eui-young will visit the United Kingdom this weekend to participate in the foreign and development ministers meeting of the Group of Seven nations.

The gathering, to be held on Saturday and Sunday in Liverpool, aims to discuss a wide range of global issues, including ways to ensure equitable access to vaccines against the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) and cooperation in global supply chains, as well as the Indian and Pacific economy, security and equality between the sexes, 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). The United Kingdom holds the presidency of the Group of Seven this year.

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

The question of whether he will meet with Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi, who took office last month, is of particular interest, amid long-running tensions between the two neighboring countries over issues related to the brutal colonization of the Korean Peninsula by Japan (1910). -1945).

(Yonhap)

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