President Yoon Seok-yeol’s Visit to Lithuania and Poland for the NATO Summit and Korea-Japan Summit

2023-07-09 08:22:34

President Yoon Seok-yeol. /Provided by the Office of the President

President Yoon Seok-yeol, who will visit Lithuania and Poland for 6 days and 4 nights on the 10th to 15th as an opportunity to attend the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit, will hold a Korea-Japan summit with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during the visit.

Spokesman Lee Do-woon of the Presidential Office said at a briefing at the Yongsan Office on the 9th, “The Korea-Japan summit is scheduled to be held during this NATO summit.”

At the meeting, Prime Minister Kishida is expected to put the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant’s discharge plan for contaminated water on the agenda, and actively mention self-monitoring plans and safety.

In this regard, a presidential office official said, “Under the principle of ‘putting the health and safety of our people first,’ the Korean government will clearly clarify its position on the issues raised by the Japanese side.” said.

Meanwhile, President Yoon will attend the NATO summit held in Lithuania on the 11th and 12th as an observer, and at the meeting, President Yoon will adopt bilateral cooperation documents with NATO in 11 areas, including non-proliferation and cyber security.

In addition, a series of summits with heads of more than 10 countries will be held. Along with the NATO Secretary-General’s meeting, bilateral talks are scheduled with Norway, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Romania, Lithuania, Sweden, Slovakia, Estonia, Finland and Hungary.

In addition, he will host the AP4 (Korea-Japan-Australia-New Zealand) summit held on the occasion of the NATO summit.

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Spokesperson Lee said, “There are so many talks in two days, so the time may be a little shorter than the previous bilateral or multilateral talks.” said.

Subsequently, President Yoon and First Lady Kim Gun-hee will move to Warsaw, Poland for an official visit at the ‘state guest’ on the evening of the 12th, and it is expected that the main agenda will be the reconstruction cooperation plan between Poland and Ukraine.

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