Korea, U.S. diplomats confident about solid ties with Japan after elections
Foreign minister, US
ambassador vow to enhance economic partnership
By Park Jae-hyuk, The Korea Times - The trilateral diplomatic and economic relationship between Korea, the U.S. and Japan must be sustained even after their forthcoming elections next year, senior diplomats of Korea and the U.S. said Tuesday.
During the American
Chamber of Commerce in Korea’s (AMCHAM) special luncheon, Minister of Foreign
Affairs Park Jin and U.S. Ambassador to Korea Philip Goldberg repeatedly
stressed the importance of the three countries’ partnership, which was also
confirmed at the Camp David summit in August.
Emphasizing that the
three nations will continue to contribute to peace, freedom and prosperity,
Park told participants that their partnership transcends politics, as they are
like-minded countries sharing common values, such as democracy, free market economy
and human rights.
“From next year, we
are going to work together in the U.N. Security Council,” the minister said.
mentioned bipartisan support for their trilateral ties, saying that President
Yoon Suk Yeol’s speech before the U.S. Congress during his state visit in April
impressed both parties.
On the occasion of
the 70th anniversary of the bilateral alliance, Park and Goldberg also talked
about strong economic ties between Korea and the U.S.
“As can be seen in
the fact that our leader visited the U.S. four times in a single year, the
relationship between the U.S. and Korea is closer and more dynamic than ever,”
Park said. “In recent years, two-way investments have been increasing day by
day, centering on high-tech industries, and the two governments are closely
communicating and seeking solutions to pending bilateral issues based on trust
and reciprocity based on the alliance.”
He also said that
the two countries have navigated difficult issues, such as the U.S. Inflation
Reduction Act and the CHIPS Act, through continuous communication.
companies of both countries for their mutual investments, the U.S. ambassador
said that the Korea-U.S. business partnerships are driving growth and
innovation that benefit not only their own people, but the broader global
In addition, Park
and Goldberg vowed to make efforts for the success of the Indo-Pacific Economic
Framework for Prosperity (IPEF).
Amid the U.S.
government’s silence on which candidate it would support, Park also sought
support for Busan’s bid to host the World Expo 2030, reminding participants
that the international event’s host city would be announced several hours