South Korea and Switzerland Commit to Enhanced Cooperation on Global Peace and Security

SEOUL — Foreign Minister Cho Tae-yul of South Korea held discussions with Swiss Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis in Seoul, focusing on the security dynamics of the Korean Peninsula and the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, the foreign ministry announced Wednesday. During the talks, which took place on Tuesday, both ministers underscored their commitment to closely collaborate for the peace and security of the international community, leveraging their positions as nonpermanent members of the United Nations Security Council.

According to Yonhap News Agency, Cho commended Switzerland's role as the chair of the U.N. Security Council Sanctions Committee on North Korea, expressing anticipation for enhanced cooperation on issues related to North Korea's nuclear ambitions and human rights concerns. Furthermore, the ministers concurred on the importance of solidarity with global efforts aimed at resolving the Ukrainian conflict and restoring peace.

In addition to geopolitical matters, Cho and Cassis agreed to expand bilateral cooperation in trade, biotechnology, and advanced technology sectors. This meeting underscores the mutual interest of South Korea and Switzerland in strengthening their diplomatic and economic ties while actively contributing to addressing some of the most pressing international security challenges.

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