The ’48 Second Farewell Talk’ is also a summit… Korea-US-Korea-Japan Summit Office of the President, sales diplomacy begins in earnest

President Yoon Seok-yeol and US President Joe Biden have a chat after the 7th Financial Commitment Meeting of the Global Fund held at a building in New York on the 21st (local time). [사진=연합뉴스]

The presidential office cited the Korea-US and Korea-Japan summits and the sold-out diplomacy as major successes of President Yoon Seok-yeol’s 7-day, 5-night trip to the UK, US and Canada on the 25th. It seems that the “48-second conversation” between President Yoon and US President Joe Biden and the brief meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida (Japanese side’s perspective) have been upgraded to summit meetings.

On the afternoon of the same day, the presidency’s office issued a press release entitled ‘The main achievements of the UK, US and Canadian tours’ and engraves the key foreign policy principle of ‘Strengthening international solidarity for freedom’ and resolving major problems through consultations. with the leaders of the US, Japan and Germany Five major achievements were presented: promoting ‘sales diplomacy’ and attracting investment in high-tech industries and start-ups, strengthening the supply chain for high-tech industries such as core minerals and semi- conductors, and establish a foundation for collaboration between science and technology and the growth industries of the future.


First of all, the presidential office said, “We are trying to solve major issues and build trust through consultations with the leaders of the United States, Japan, and Germany.” , confirmed the readiness of the summit to cooperate to prevent the expansion of North Korea,” he explained.


He also said, “The summit with Japan was held for the first time in two years and nine months, providing a turning point in improving relations.” he said.


Regarding the Korea-Germany summit with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, “they agreed to expand cooperation in economic and security areas such as supply chain disruption.” ” he introduced.


Regarding the Korea-Canada summit with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, he said, “Ahead of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Korea and Canada next year, we have upgraded our bilateral relationship to a ‘comprehensive strategic partnership’ and presented a milestone for the future of bilateral relations.” In addition to the summit, the Canadian side gave our side the best courtesies, such as a friendship dinner and a conversation with the governor general.”


In addition, the presidential office said, “President Yoon’s ‘sales diplomacy’ has begun in earnest and has attracted a total of 1.15 billion dollars (about 1.6 trillion won) of investment from seven global companies in the industries high technology such as semiconductors and electric vehicles.” This is the largest amount reported since 2002 during a presidential visit,” he stressed.


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