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S. Korea's vice foreign minister to attend 2021 Arctic Circle Assembly

Diplomacy 16:39 October 13, 2021

SEOUL, Oct. 13 (Yonhap) -- South Korea will attend this year's Arctic Circle Assembly to promote its policy and interests in the region, the foreign ministry said Wednesday.

It is an annual global forum taken part by governments, companies, research institutes and the region's local communities to discuss issues facing the Arctic.

Choi Jong-moon, second vice foreign minister, is scheduled to attend the session to be held in Reykjavik, Iceland, from Thursday to Sunday, his ministry announced.

It is the first time for the country's vice minister to participate in the forum, and Choi plans to share South Korea's policy for the Arctic and reaffirm its commitment to contributing to the global campaign against climate change, according to the ministry.

This file photo, taken Aug. 25, 2021, shows South Korea's Second Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Choi Jong-moon during a briefing at the foreign ministry's office in Seoul. (Yonhap)

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