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Top diplomats of S. Korea, Spain hold talks over bilateral ties, cooperation

Diplomacy 17:36 October 24, 2019

SEOUL, Oct. 24 (Yonhap) -- The top diplomats of South Korea and Spain held talks in Seoul on Thursday over bilateral relations, practical cooperation and the regional situation, Seoul's foreign ministry said.

During the talks, Kang Kyung-wha and her Spanish counterpart, Josep Borrell, noted that the two countries' relations have deepened in various areas, including politics, economy and culture, since they established diplomatic ties in 1950.

Kang used the talks to call for support from Spain and the European Union for Seoul's efforts to lay the groundwork for a lasting peace on the divided Korean Peninsula. Borrell evaluated the efforts highly, the ministry said.

Borrell came to Seoul this week to accompany King Felipe VI, the first Spanish king to visit South Korea since a trip by his predecessor, Juan Carlos I, in October 1996.

Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha (R) and her Spanish counterpart, Josep Borrell, shake hands before their talks at the foreign ministry in Seoul on Oct. 24, 2019, in this photo provided by her ministry. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)


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