FM Cho discusses cooperation with Latin America with top envoys to S. Korea

SEOUL, Foreign Minister Cho Tae-yul has discussed ways to expand cooperation with Central and South American countries during a meeting with the ambassadors from the region, his office said Tuesday.

The discussion took place Monday during a tea meeting that Cho hosted for the top envoys from 17 countries, including Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Colombia and Paraguay, the foreign ministry said in a release.

Cho said at the gathering that Central and South American regions have been “grateful friends” to Korea and showed “true friendship and solidarity,” highlighting that South Korea’s recent establishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba “completed the network” of its diplomacy with the region.

Noting that cooperation with South Korea has increased in areas like defense, aerospace and electric vehicles, Cho expressed hope to continue the partnership at all levels, including at the Group of 20 summit set for November and other upcoming events, his office said.

Source: Yonhap News Agency