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FM Kang asks Bangladesh to support S. Korean minister's bid for top WTO post

All News 20:00 October 06, 2020

SEOUL, Oct. 6 (Yonhap) -- Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha asked Bangladesh on Tuesday to support South Korean Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee's bid for the top post of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Kang's office said.

She made the request during phone talks with her Bangladeshi counterpart, Abul Kalam Abdul Momen, in which they also discussed other bilateral issues, including cooperation in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Yoo is competing with candidates from Nigeria, Kenya, Saudi Arabia and Britain in the second round of the elimination process, with the final result widely expected to be announced early next month.

Kang also asked for Dhaka's active cooperation as a co-chair of the ministerial conference on peacekeeping that will be held in Seoul next year, her ministry said.

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha speaks at the ASEAN Plus Three teleconference from an office in Seoul, on Sept. 9, 2020, in this photo provided by her office. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

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