The U.S. State Department stressed Tuesday that South Korea and the United States must work together against China's rising assertions, clarifying what role Washington expects Seoul to play amid its growing rivalry with Beijing.
Tai was the first USTR to be visiting Seoul in 10 years as this year marks the 10th anniversary of the free trade agreement between the two countries.
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman ended up holding a solo press conference Wednesday after her Korean and Japanese counterparts pulled out over the Dokdo Islets territorial dispute.
Seoul and Washington may not see eye-to-eye on an end-of-war declaration, with no mention of the issue in a U.S. State Department statement after talks between high-level diplomats Tuesday.
U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said Tuesday that North Korea is “one immediate challenge” that the United States and China should work together on, following a summit between the two countries’ leaders.
Seoul and Washington are nearing some agreement on a proposal to formally end the 1950-53 Korean War, said South Korean First Vice Foreign Minister Choi Jong-kun Sunday ahead of a week-long trip to the United States.
A group of 23 American lawmakers sent a letter to U.S. President Joe Biden urging him to “prioritize” engagement with North Korea and support a formal declaration to end the 1950-53 Korean War.
U.S. President Joe Biden is scheduled to convene a Summit for Democracy next month, the first of its kind, to try to rally allies and friends against authoritarian forces.
The chief U.S. nuclear negotiator said he discussed an end-of-war declaration proposal with his South Korean counterpart Monday in Washington and will continue such talks in Seoul later this week.
Heads of intelligence of Korea, Japan and the United States met in Seoul on Monday, just as their nuclear envoys gathered in Washington. Gathered in Seoul on Monday were National Intelligence Service Director Park Jie-won, U.S. Director of...