Yoon and Pelosi speak by phone for 40 minutes
President Yoon Suk-yeol and U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke in a 40-minute phone call Thursday afternoon and discussed the U.S.-South Korea alliance.
According to the presidential office Thursday, Yoon asked Pelosi for close cooperation with U.S. Congress to deepen the alliance between the two countries. Pelosi in turn called for South Korea to participate in building a free, open Indo-Pacific order.
Yoon called Pelosi’s visit to the Korean demilitarized zone a sign of strong deterrence against North Korea.
Pelosi is visiting South Korea after making a trip to Taiwan, which China protested. She met with National Assembly Speaker Kim Jin-pyo at Yeouido in western Seoul before speaking with Yoon by phone.
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