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The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price:‎

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with ROK Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong.  The Secretary congratulated the Foreign Minister on his new assignment and pledged full partnership to enhance the strength of the U.S.-ROK Alliance, which is the linchpin of peace, security, and prosperity for Northeast Asia, a free and open Indo-Pacific region, and across the world.  Secretary Blinken highlighted the importance of continued U.S.-Republic of Korea-Japan cooperation, underscored the need for denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, expressed concern over the military coup in Burma, and stressed President Biden’s commitment to strengthening U.S. alliances and partnerships.

U.S. Department of State

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