Mr. Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Overseas Affairs, met right now in Paris with Mr. Chung Eui-yong, Minister for Overseas Affairs of the Republic of Korea.
They underlined the convergences between the New Southern Coverage of Korea (NSP) and the Indo-Pacific technique of France and the European Union. They agreed on the precept of cooperation throughout the framework of concrete initiatives within the Indo-Pacific area.
They spoke of the state of affairs on the Korean Peninsula and the willingness of the 2 nations to work intently to contribute to regional stability.
In addition they confirmed their robust mobilization to combat towards local weather change and their need to extend bilateral cooperation initiatives within the discipline of renewable energies to realize this.
This assembly was a chance to debate the deepening of bilateral Franco-Korean relations, in continuity with the orientations set by the President of the Republic and his Korean counterpart throughout their final assembly in June 2021. The 2 ministers agreed to look at new areas of cooperation within the industrial and digital sectors of the longer term, but in addition to strengthen our human exchanges.
The minister welcomed the measures introduced by his Korean counterpart to facilitate, in compliance with well being guidelines, journey between France and Korea with a view to resuming passenger journey and strengthening bilateral financial and commerce ties, in a context during which Korean and French corporations can profit from the stimulus measures adopted by our two nations.