South Korea and U.S. Discuss Seoul’s Preparation for U.N. Security Council Seat

Seoul, South Korea-South Korea and the United States conducted working-level talks to discuss Seoul’s upcoming service as a nonpermanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC),

According to a new release by Yonhap News Agency, The Wednesday meeting centered on peacekeeping operations, the latest trends in the UNSC Sanctions Committee, and issues related to North Korea. The U.S., being one of the five permanent members of the UNSC, committed to sharing its experience and expertise with South Korea to assist the country in fulfilling its role effectively on the council.

South Korea earned the nonpermanent seat on the UNSC with an overwhelming majority of 180 votes from 192 member states during the U.N. General Assembly in New York in June. The country will serve a two-year term from 2024 to 2025, marking its third time as one of the council's 10 nonpermanent members.

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