SEOUL: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will go to South Korea subsequent week for “wide-ranging” discussions on points together with nuclear-armed North Korea, Seoul’s international ministry stated Wednesday (Nov 1).
Blinken will arrive in Seoul subsequent Wednesday for a two-day journey, marking his first go to to the nation since March 2021.
The highest US diplomat will meet together with his South Korean counterpart Park Jin for “wide-ranging discussions on the alliance, North Korea points, financial safety and superior know-how, in addition to regional and international conditions”, the ministry stated in an announcement.
“Secretary Blinken’s go to is predicted to supply an essential alternative to additional develop the South Korea-US alliance,” it added.
The go to comes as Seoul and Washington ramp up defence cooperation within the face of a record-breaking collection of weapons checks by Pyongyang this 12 months.
Final month, a US nuclear-weapons-capable B-52 bomber made a uncommon touchdown in South Korea, lower than per week after a South Korean port go to by the nuclear-powered plane service USS Ronald Reagan.