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S. Korea, Colombia agree to boost ties in foreign ministerial talks

All Headlines 21:39 December 17, 2018

SEOUL, Dec. 17 (Yonhap) -- The top diplomats of South Korea and Colombia agreed Monday to promote "substantial cooperation" between the two nations in trade, infrastructure, investment and the ICT sector, Seoul's foreign ministry said.

In talks here with her counterpart Carlos Holmes Trujillo García, Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha pointed out that Colombia dispatched troops to help South Korea fight against the invading North Korea in the 1950-53 Korean War and that it is a partner of a free trade agreement.

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha (R) shakes hands with her Colombian counterpart Carlos Holmes Trujillo García during a meeting in Seoul on Dec. 17, 2018. (Yonhap)

She expressed hope for stronger partnerships not only on bilateral issues but also on regional and global ones.

The Colombian minister agreed with Kang's view.

Kang requested Colombia's support for South Korea's efforts to denuclearize the peninsula and bring lasting peace, and he promised "active support," according to the ministry.

lcd@yna.co.kr

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