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Deputy Secretary Campbell’s Call with ROK First Vice Foreign Minister Kim

The following is attributable to Spokesperson Matthew Miller:

Deputy Secretary of State Kurt Campbell spoke with Republic of Korea First Vice Foreign Minister Kim Hong-kyun.  Deputy Secretary Campbell and Vice Minister Kim said they looked forward to working together in their new roles and reaffirmed the importance of the U.S.-ROK Alliance and the U.S.-ROK-JPN trilateral relationship to security and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region and the world.  The Deputy Secretary and Vice Minister condemned the DPRK’s provocative actions, its increasingly hostile rhetoric, and its transfer to Russia of ballistic missiles for use against the people of Ukraine. They committed to close cooperation on addressing the most serious regional and global challenges.  The Deputy Secretary thanked the ROK for hosting the upcoming third Summit for Democracy and for taking up a leadership role on the global stage.

Official news published at https://www.state.gov/deputy-secretary-campbells-call-with-rok-first-vice-foreign-minister-kim/

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