Yonhap News Agency on January 28th, South Korea’s foreign minister nominee Zheng Yirong said on the 28th that the alliance between South Korea and the United States is the foundation of South Korea’s diplomacy.
Zheng Yirong said that further deepening the alliance between South Korea and the United States in a more mutually beneficial and balanced direction is the first task of South Korea’s diplomacy.
He commented on the telephone conversation between South Korea’s U.S. Security Secretary, Defense Secretary and Foreign Minister after the establishment of the Biden administration, saying that South Korea and the United States communication was very smooth and encouraging.
Regarding the content of the phone call between South Korean and American foreign ministers the day before, Zheng Yirong said that it was reported that the two sides had had extensive and frank exchanges on the development direction of South Korean-US relations. I believe that South Korean and American leaders will also call soon.
The high-level telephone exchanges between the two countries fully reflect the deep recognition of the value and importance of the South Korean-American alliance between South Korea and the United States. However, he did not answer questions about the plan for the South Korean-American summit talks.