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Federica Mogherini expresses full support for denuclearisation and peace on the Korean Peninsula

Seoul , 06/08/2018 - 11:35, UNIQUE ID: 180806_5
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Federica Mogherini expresses full support for denuclearisation and peace on the Korean Peninsula

The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, visited the Republic of Korea today and yesterday to discuss the excellent bilateral relations as well as wider developments on the Korean Peninsula.

Today, Federica Mogherini met the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea, Lee Nak-yeon, with whom she discussed ways to further improve the already excellent cooperation enjoyed between the EU and the Republic of Korea, for example how to unlock the full potential of the Free Trade Agreement, which makes the EU Korea’s third largest trading partner. The High Representative and the Prime Minister also discussed preparations for the next EU-RoK Summit to be held in Brussels later this year. High Representative Mogherini also met with Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha.


Earlier in the day, Federica Mogherini had met with the Minister of Unification, Cho Myung-gyun and the Director of the National Intelligence Service, Suh Hoon. In all meetings the High Representative discussed the situation on the Peninsula and expressed full support to the intra-Korean peace and reconciliation process, as well as the ongoing negotiations between the US and the DPRK on denuclearisation. They also exchanged on ways for the EU to contribute to the ongoing diplomatic processes. The High Representative reiterated the crucial importance of the leadership role of government of the RoK under President Moon.

High Representative Mogherini had yesterday visited the Demilitarised Zone.


For more information:

Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini during her visit to the Republic of Korea

Interview of High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini with the JoonAng Daily

EU-Democratic Republic of Korea relations factsheet

Website of the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Korea