“On the occasion of South Korea’s participation in the G-7 summit, the ministers agreed to deepen cooperation on pending regional and global issues, including the Myanmar issue and vaccine distribution across the world,” it added.
Chung added that Blinken reaffirmed the goal of complete denuclearization and the establishment of lasting peace on the peninsula and agreed to closely cooperate to encourage North Korea’s return to dialogue, the ministry said.
In addition, they reiterated the importance of their countries’ trilateral cooperation with Japan.
In a separate press release, the State Department said that the two sides reaffirmed that the bilateral alliance is the “linchpin of peace, security, and prosperity in Northeast Asia, the Indo-Pacific region, and beyond.”
“They stressed the importance of multilateral cooperation to address issues critical to regional stability, including the return to the path to democracy for the people of Burma,” Ned Price, the spokesman for the State Department, said in the release. (Yonhap)