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  [535th Edition] December 16, 2022 MOFA NEWS  
Director General of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to Visit Korea
Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Grossi will pay a visit to the Republic of Korea from December 14 to 16 at the invitation of Foreign Minister Park Jin. Foreign Minister Park will meet with Director General Grossi on December 15 to share views on key issues such as the North Korean nuclear program and the disposal of contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. They will also discuss cooperation between the ROK and the IAEA.
Korea to Announce its Plan to Provide US$3 Million in Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine Entering Winter
Korea to Announce its Plan to Provide US$3 Million in Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine Entering Winter
The Korean government has decided to provide humanitarian aid worth US$3 million to help the people of Ukraine who are facing greater difficulties during the winter season due to the unstable supply of heating and electricity, following the destruction of energy facilities. The Korean government has been providing humanitarian aid in the areas most needed based on close consultations with Ukraine, and recently delivered generators on December 11, particularly in consideration of Ukraine’s urgent humanitarian needs for heating and electricity during the winter season. With the hope that the aid will be of practical help to Ukrainian citizens and refugees, the Korean government will continue to provide humanitarian aid to Ukraine in the future.
Korea-China Foreign Ministers’ Virtual Meeting
Korea-China Foreign Ministers’ Virtual Meeting
Minister of Foreign Affairs Park Jin had a virtual conversation for about one hour and 15 minutes with State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of China Wang Yi on Monday, December 12. They exchanged views on issues of mutual interests, including Korea-China relations, issues on the Korean Peninsula, and regional and global affairs. The two ministers assessed that the bilateral summit held last month marked as an important milestone that opened a new era of cooperation between the two countries, based on mutual respect, reciprocity, and common interest. The two ministers also agreed to closely communicate in order to smoothly implement the follow-up measures which were agreed by the leaders of the two countries. The two ministers also exchanged views on the current situation on the Korean Peninsula. Foreign Minister Park expressed concerns about the provocations of the DPRK, including the most frequent ballistic missile launches ever this year. He also stressed that it is in common interests of both sides that the DPRK will stop further provocations including nuclear tests and choose the path of dialogue toward denuclearization, and that toward these common interests, close cooperation between the two countries is needed more than ever. The two sides also exchanged views on issues of mutual interest regarding regional and global affairs.
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