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Top diplomats of S. Korea, Britain discuss climate change, Afghanistan

All News 20:52 September 15, 2021

SEOUL, Sept. 15 (Yonhap) -- Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong spoke by phone with his British counterpart, Dominic Raab, on Wednesday and discussed joint efforts on climate change and other international issues, including Afghanistan, the foreign ministry said.

During the talks, the ministers welcomed that the two countries have been expanding cooperation into key global issues, like climate change and health security, and agreed to make efforts to boost the cooperation through high-level exchanges.

The two discussed the U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP26), a multilateral conference on climate change that Britain is due to host later this year.

Chung told Raab that Korea will actively cooperate to strengthen climate action of each country and help unite the will of international community for joint responses to climate change.

They also exchanged opinions on the current situations on the Korean Peninsula and in Afghanistan, the ministry added.

Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong is shown in this photo provided by his office on Feb. 12, 2021. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

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