South Korean premier hails Colombia's Venezuela stance in Bogota visit

7 May 2019
2019-05-07 11:30

South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-Yon on Monday praised Colombia for taking in millions of migrants from crisis-stricken Venezuela, during a visit to Bogota to boost bilateral ties. Lee's meeting with Colombian President Ivan Duque comes as Seoul seeks associate member status in the Pacific Alliance, en economic block which boasts Mexico, Chile, Colombia and Peru as members.

Singapore, Australia, New Zealand and Canada were last year admitted as associate members by the alliance. When asked about a long-lasting peace deal with North Korea, Lee said both countries were on the right path towards denuclearization.

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