South Korea’s Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs Meets with U.S. Deputy Secretary of State for Closer Cooperation September 11 at 5:28 p.m.
The first vice-minister of south Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Choi Jung-gon, visited the United States and met with Deputy Secretary of State Vegan, who is in charge of the North Korean issue, to establish a framework for dialogue in which the bureau chiefs discuss issues between the two countries, and ad agree to cooperate closely.
South Korea’s First Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Choi Jung-gon visited the United States as his first foreign visit since taking office and met with Deputy Secretary of State Vegan, who is in charge of North Korea, on October 10 local time.
According to the Announcement by the South Korean side, the talks were held for more than two hours and agreed to establish a framework for bureau-level dialogue to discuss various issues between the two countries.
They also exchanged views on Efforts to Improve North-South Relations, which South Korea has shown a willingness to do, and agreed that the U.S.-North Korea dialogue on the denuclearization of North Korea will work closely together toward the early resumption of the United States and North Korea.
On the other hand, with the cost of U.S. military presence, which the U.S. side is expected to demand a significant increase in the burden, Mr. Choi told Deputy Secretary of State Vegan that “we must share it fairly between the two countries,” and will continue to engage in dialogue to bridge differences in positions.