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Diplomats of S. Korea, U.K. discuss bilateral ties, climate change

All News 18:31 February 19, 2020

SEOUL, Feb. 19 (Yonhap) -- Senior diplomats of South Korea and the United Kingdom held talks in Seoul on Wednesday on ways to boost bilateral ties and cooperation on climate change, the foreign ministry said.

Kim Gunn, deputy foreign minister for political affairs, met with Richard Moore, director general for political affairs at U.K.'s Foreign & Commonwealth Office, the ministry said in a release.

Kim briefed Moore on the upcoming summit of the Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals (P4G), a global conference to advance solutions for delivering on the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris climate agreement, to be held in South Korea in late June. He asked London to send a high-level delegation to the forum.

Moore replied that his country will consider Seoul's request and added that Seoul's leadership would also be of importance for the U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP26) set to be held in Scotland in November.

The two sides agreed to promote active high-level exchanges this year, noting that the two countries have been key partners in various fields, including politics, economy and security.

They also shared assessments and agreed to continue cooperation on regional security issues, including denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and the situation in the Middle East, the ministry said.

Kim Gunn (R), South Korea's deputy foreign minister for political affairs, speaks with Richard Moore, director general for political affairs at U.K.'s Foreign & Commonwealth Office, during their meeting in Seoul on Feb. 19, 2020, in this photo provided by the foreign ministry. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

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