December 3, 2022

The highest diplomats of South Korea and the USA had discussions on regional and world points, together with relations with China, in Phnom Penh on Friday.

The talks between Overseas Minister Park Jin and Secretary of State Antony Blinken had been held on the sidelines of ASEAN-hosted annual classes.

“Our alliance can be a linchpin for peace and safety within the Indo-Pacific. And, in fact, we’re working collectively to confront so many alternative regional in addition to the worldwide challenges,” Blinken instructed reporters following the 25-minute assembly.

Park additionally mentioned he used it to clarify Seoul’s place on relations with China and Japan in gentle of the Indo-Pacific technique.

Amongst different points mentioned had been how to deal with nuclear and missile threats from North Korea in addition to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the humanitarian disaster in Myanmar, they added.

Requested about whether or not the delicate matter of the Washington-led Chip 4 Alliance for the semiconductor trade was raised as properly, Park simply mentioned, “We had helpful discussions on varied pending points.”

Park had the one-on-one assembly with Blinken three days earlier than heading to China for bilateral talks with the nation’s overseas minister, Wang Yi.

It marked the fourth assembly between Park and Blinken for the reason that minister took workplace in Might.

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