S. Korea pledges cooperation with Mekong countries in health, climate, infrastructure

Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong on Wednesday reiterated South Korea’s commitment to stronger cooperation with Mekong countries in health care, climate, infrastructure and people-to-people exchanges, his office said.

Chung made the remarks during the 11th Mekong-South Korea foreign ministers’ meeting co-chaired by him and his Cambodian counterpart, Prak Sokhonn. Sokhonn was in Seoul for talks with Chung and the video-linked session with four other Mekong countries — Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand.

Calling the task of overcoming COVID-19 the most pressing issue in the region, Chung stressed the need for stronger solidarity and pledged to actively support the Mekong countries’ efforts to tackle the pandemic, the foreign ministry said.

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