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[국제]U.S. Holds Core Mineral Security Partnership…

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The United States and other major countries, including Korea, have begun work on stabilizing and diversifying the supply chain of key minerals.

It is a full-fledged attempt to decentralize the supply chain of minerals, such as rare earths, dominated by China.

Correspondent Lee Jong-soo.

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On the occasion of the 77th United Nations General Assembly, a key mineral security partnership meeting was held presided over by the US Secretary of State.

At the meeting attended by 11 partner countries including Korea, Canada and Japan, and 8 resource-rich countries including Brazil, Mongolia and Zambia, plans to stabilize and diversify the supply chain of core minerals were discussed.

[토니 블링컨 / 미국 국무장관 : 더욱 성공적이고 중요한 광물 공급 프로젝트를 지원함으로써 탄력적이고 다양하며 안전한 핵심광물 공급망을 구축해야 한다는 것을 알고 있습니다.]

MSP, a core mineral security partnership launched in June led by the United States, is a multilateral cooperative effort to stably secure the supply chain of core minerals necessary for the transition to clean energy.

We plan to invest in developing countries with abundant resources by promoting public and private investment in key mineral supply chains such as rare earths and lithium and strengthening environmental standards.

[토니 블링컨 / 미국 국무장관 : 광물 생산과 가공이 많은 투자와 많은 위험을 감수해야 한다는 것을 알고 있습니다. MSP를 통해 우리는 두 가지 모두를 돕기 위해 최선을 다하고 있습니다.]

As the US enacted the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) to provide tax deduction benefits, cooperation through MSP will help diversify Korea’s supply chain in the future, so Foreign Minister Park Jin will actively contribute to MSP.”

The US-led MSP started with an idea to reduce dependence on China, which dominates the core minerals.

China controls the refining market for rare earths, lithium and cobalt, which are raw materials for high-tech products, including EV batteries.

The United States plans to continue working with mineral-rich countries over the coming months to determine which projects will benefit from the Mineral Security Agreement.

This is Lee Jong-soo from YTN.

YTN Jongsoo Lee ([email protected])

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