Nat'l Assembly adopts resolution marking 70th anniversary of S. Korea-U.S. alliance
SEOUL, Feb. 24 (Yonhap) -- The National Assembly on Friday passed a resolution calling for further strengthening the alliance with the United States to mark its 70th anniversary this year.
"The National Assembly reaffirms that the S. Korea-U.S. alliance was the foundation for the Republic of Korea's democratization and economic growth and continues to function as a linchpin of peace and prosperity on the Korean Peninsula, the region and the world," the resolution said.
"We make clear, internally and externally, the need to reciprocally expand and improve the alliance for mutual prosperity in line with the 70th anniversary of the alliance," it said.
The resolution also calls on the two governments to bolster cooperation in fields like semiconductors, artificial intelligence and space technology as well as work together to stabilize the global supply chain as an "economic security and technology alliance."
It also expressed concern over North Korea's escalating nuclear and missile threats and called for the alliance to effectively deter such threats while working to bring peace through dialogue with the North.
Also included in the resolution were calls for stepping up legal and policy support for the "global strategic comprehensive alliance" agreed between President Yoon Suk Yeol and U.S. President Joe Biden last year and strengthening parliamentary exchange between the two countries.
South Korea and the U.S. signed their mutual defense treaty in October 1953, months after the end of the three-year Korean War.
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