S. Korea president departs for Madrid NATO summit

27 June 2022
2022-06-27 14:42

South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol left for Madrid Monday to attend a NATO summit being held there. The conservative politician took office as South Korea's new president with a vow to pursue a negotiated settlement of North Korea's threatening nuclear program and an offer of "an audacious plan" to improve Pyongyang's economy if it abandons its nuclear weapons.

During his stay in Spain, Yoon will hold bilateral meetings with various leaders and will attend a trilateral meeting with US President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. NATO has invited the leaders of Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand to the summit to demonstrate its interest in the Asian-Pacific. The summit runs from June 28th to 30th.

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