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S. Korea, Britain agree to enhance defense ties

All News 18:06 April 07, 2021

SEOUL, April 7 (Yonhap) -- South Korean and British vice defense ministers held talks via phone on Wednesday and discussed ways to boost bilateral exchanges and cooperation in defense fields, Seoul's defense ministry said.

During the talks with Vice Defense Minister Park Jae-min, Britain's Minister of State for Defence Annabel Goldie said that her country selected South Korea as a main partner nation, and expressed hope for further deepening ties, including in terms of the U.N. peacekeeping operations, according to the ministry.

Park and Goldie agreed to hold a high-level bilateral security meeting in Seoul in September on the occasion of the upcoming Seoul Defense Dialogue, according to the ministry.

"The two sides agreed to discuss specific ways to expand exchanges and cooperation through regular defense meetings, and vowed to actively push for face-to-face talks and other exchange programs," the ministry said in a statement.

This file photo taken on Sept. 5, 2019, shows participants posing for a group photo during the opening ceremony of the 2019 Seoul Defense Dialogue in Seoul. (Yonhap)


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