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FM Kang Kyung-wha, Thai PM discuss tighter cooperation between S. Korea, ASEAN

All Headlines 20:29 July 02, 2018

BANGKOK, July 2 (Yonhap) -- Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha met with Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Monday to discuss South Korea's policy to increase cooperation with the member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Kang asked for the Thai government's "proactive cooperation" with Seoul's efforts to broaden ties with the ASEAN member countries during the talks held in Bangkok.

The two sides also discussed how to increase bilateral ties in culture, the economy, defense manufacturing and other areas as the two nations mark the 60th anniversary of their diplomatic ties this year.

The Thai prime minister expressed his support for Seoul's diplomatic push to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula as well as its efforts to step up ties with Thailand.

Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha shakes hands with Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha during their meeting in Bangkok on July 2, 2018. (Yonhap)

Also on Monday, Kang met with her counterpart, Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai, and discussed ways to enhance diplomatic ties.

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