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(LEAD) Leaders of S. Korea, Japan, Australia, NZ meet in Madrid

All News 21:44 June 29, 2022

(ATTN: UPDATES with meeting taking place; CHANGES headline, photo)
By Lee Haye-ah

MADRID, June 29 (Yonhap) -- President Yoon Suk-yeol held a four-way meeting with his counterparts from Japan, Australia and New Zealand in Madrid on Wednesday, his office said.

The four leaders are in the Spanish capital to attend the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit. The four countries are not members of the military alliance but were invited as the organization's Asia-Pacific partner nations.

"Each leader assessed the fact that such a meeting was realized on the occasion of their first participation in a NATO summit, and they exchanged views on cooperation between NATO and (the four countries) on recent international events, and on areas of mutual interest in the Indo-Pacific region," the presidential office said.

The other leaders were Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

President Yoon Suk-yeol (top L), Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida (top R), New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (R) and Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese meet in Madrid on the sidelines of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit on June 29, 2022. (Yonhap)

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