South Korea’s Vice Foreign Minister visits UK

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Flags of Republic of Korea and United Kingdom

London, 18 October 2021 (TDI): The Vice Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea, Jong Kun Choi is visiting the United Kingdom (UK). The visit is meant to strengthen the bilateral ties between the two countries.

The relationship between the Republic of Korea and the UK is historical in nature. It extends from the 19th century to resent day. Although formal diplomatic ties were established in January 1949 between the two partners, they can be traced back to the late nineteenth century.  The participation of the British military in the Korean War also played an important role in this regard.

Amanda Milling, the UK Minister of State for Asia (R) and South Korean Vice Foreign Minister, Jong Kun Choi (L)

Presently, the two countries enjoy strong ties in the domains of trade and commerce. During the visit, the First vice Foreign Minister met with various UK officials. In a meeting with Amanda Milling, the UK Minister of State for Asia, Jong Kun Choi discussed the post-Covid era and cooperation. The Korean Peninsula Peace Process was also part of the discussion.

Jong Kun Choi (R) with Jonathan Powell (L)

The Minister also met with Jonathan Powell. Jonathan Powell served the UK’s the then Prime Minister Blair’s Chief of Staff during his tenure. The agenda of the meeting was to discuss the issues related to security and mutual benefit.

Lastly, the Vice Foreign Minister met with Tim Barrow, a British diplomat. In the meeting, he deliberated upon common goals and commitments. In addition to that, the two discussed the resumption of negotiations about the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. The Korean Minister appreciated the British diplomat on his country’s persistent support for Korean Peninsula Peace Process.

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