Tokyo, 28 September 2022 (TDI): The Vice-President of the United States, Kamala Harris met with the Prime Minister of South Korea, Han Duck-Soo. She will also visit South Korea this week to strengthen and reaffirm ties with the country.
In my meeting with Prime Minister Han of the Republic of Korea, we discussed how our strong economic relationship is delivering results for the American and Korean people—from strengthening supply chains to investing in high-tech manufacturing in the United States. pic.twitter.com/tbnyS9HLYC
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) September 27, 2022
The meeting with the Prime Minister of South Korea in Tokyo is a sideline bilateral meeting before the official visit to South Korea.
In this meeting, both leaders discussed the results of the strong economic alliance between the two states.
Remarks by Vice President of US
Kamala Harris expressed her views during the bilateral meeting, regarding the continuous commitment of the United States to the security of the Republic of Korea.
She remarked, “The United States’ alliance with the Republic of Korea is the linchpin of security and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific”.
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The United States has always provided support to the state of South Korea and its people in face of any threat in the region and will continue to do so, according to Kamala Harris.
She further discussed the investment in the field of technology by both nations. The
issue of climate change was also part of the conversation.
Remarks by Prime Minister of Republic of Korea
In response to the views presented by Kamala Harris, Han Duck-Soo highlighted the importance of the United States and South Korea’s cooperation in the field of technology and economy.
The drive for both nations to work together for peace, security, human security, and development in the region according to the global norms, was also emphasized.
In the end, both the representatives reaffirmed their states’ commitment to work in close
cooperation for peace and development.
The United States and South Korea share a long history of cooperation based on mutual trust, shared values of democracy, human rights, the rule of law, common strategic interests, and an enduring friendship.
The two countries work together to combat regional and global threats and strengthen their economies.