Secretary Antony J. Blinken And Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Chung Eui-Yong Before Their Meeting

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Secretary Antony J. Blinken And Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Chung Eui-Yong Before Their Meeting

Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State

London, United Kingdom

Grosvenor House Hotel

SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Great to see you, (inaudible).  Great to see you again.  Good to see the team again.  I want to thank you again for the wonderful hospitality that you showed us when we made our first trip along with Secretary of Defense Austin to Seoul and, of course, to Tokyo.  I think we got a lot of very good work done then, and we informed a lot of our own thinking going forward and it’s very good to have this opportunity here in London on the margins of the G7 to see you again and continue to work with you.  So greetings and welcome to all of our colleagues.

FOREIGN MINISTER CHUNG:  Thank you, Mr. Secretary.  I am very pleased to have this opportunity to have in-depth discussions with the U.S. after the conclusion of your policy review for North Korea.  We welcome the recent address by President Biden at the Congress.  It was very a positive and hopeful message (inaudible) but also to the past on the Korean Peninsula.  And I look forward to having a very constructive and useful exchange of views on the current issue and other global issues.  Thank you.

SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Great to see you, (inaudible).  Great to see you again.  Good to see the team again.  I want to thank you again for the wonderful hospitality that you showed us when we made our first trip along with Secretary of Defense Austin to Seoul and, of course, to Tokyo.  I think we got a lot of very good work done then, and we informed a lot of our own thinking going forward and it’s very good to have this opportunity here in London on the margins of the G7 to see you again and continue to work with you.  So greetings and welcome to all of our colleagues.

FOREIGN MINISTER CHUNG:  Thank you, Mr. Secretary.  I am very pleased to have this opportunity to have in-depth discussions with the U.S. after the conclusion of your policy review for North Korea.  We welcome the recent address by President Biden at the Congress.  It was very a positive and hopeful message (inaudible) but also to the past on the Korean Peninsula.  And I look forward to having a very constructive and useful exchange of views on the current issue and other global issues.  Thank you.