Minister of Foreign Affairs Park Jin held a meeting with US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi on the occasion of the UN General Assembly on September 22 (Thu) afternoon (local time). They responded to Korean Peninsula issues and regional and global issues alongside discussing ways to strengthen cooperation between the three countries. They assessed that trilateral communication and cooperation were deepening at each level with the Trilateral Summit held in June as an opportunity, and reaffirmed that trilateral cooperation is essential for maintaining peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and in the region. They expressed serious concerns about North Korea’s recent increase in the threat of using nuclear weapons through the enactment of a nuclear force policy, etc., and if North Korea carries out a major provocation such as its 7th nuclear test, it will face a strong and decisive response from the international community. The Foreign Ministers of the Republic of Korea, the United States and Japan also exchanged views on ways to promote cooperation in key regions, such as Ukraine, ASEAN, and the Pacific Islands. They said that the three countries must continue to cooperate for peace, stability and prosperity of the Indo-Pacific region and the international community, and decided to continue close communication on various occasions such as multilateral meetings in the future.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Park Jin attended the Ministerial Meeting of the Core Minerals Security Partnership (MSP) on the occasion of the UN General Assembly
Minister of Foreign Affairs Park Jin attended the Core Minerals Security Partnership (MSP) Ministerial Meeting held in New York (Lotte Palace Hotel) on Thursday, September 22, hosted by US Secretary of State Tony Blincoln. Park emphasized that the global supply chain of key minerals, essential to strategic industries such as batteries and important for clean energy technology, should be made transparent, open, safe and sustainable. He emphasized that the Korean government will also actively contribute to the Core Minerals Security Partnership (MSP), which will contribute to the stabilization of the global core mineral supply chain. MSP plans to encourage private investment in core mineral projects so that investment countries and resource-bearing countries can share the benefits by providing various support such as financial and political risk mitigation and advice to countries possessing core mineral resources.
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