April 22 South Korean President Moon Moo-wen will attend a climate summit hosted by the United States by video link at the invitation of U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday, South Korean media reported. This will be Wen’s first online meeting with Biden.
Wen will attend the first session on the theme of “Promoting Climate Goals” on the evening of the 22nd to clarify South Korea’s determination to strengthen climate action, which will include South Korea to achieve carbon neutrality in 2050 and further improve the 2030 national self-contribution target, stop providing public financial assistance for overseas coal projects and so on.
Wen will also call on the international community, including the United States, to pay attention to and participate in the “Global Green Target Partner 2030” summit in Seoul in May.
The summit will be a good opportunity for South Korea and the United States to strengthen cooperation in the field of climate and the environment and contribute to strengthening the alliance between the two countries, said Park Geun-hye, a spokeswoman for Tsingwatai.
Wen made his first telephone call with Biden on February 4 and will visit Washington in May for his first face-to-face summit meeting with Biden.