South Korea and U.S. Strengthen Cooperation on Critical Minerals and Energy

SEOUL - In a bid to bolster bilateral relations and enhance security partnerships, vice ministers from South Korea and the United States convened on Wednesday to discuss cooperation on critical minerals and carbon-free energy resources.

According to Yonhap News Agency, Industry and Energy, the meeting between Second Vice Industry Minister Choi Nam-ho and Jose Fernandez, U.S. Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, focused on reinforcing the supply and investment in crucial minerals like lithium, cobalt, and nickel. The discussions also covered the promotion of nuclear power and green hydrogen as part of South Korea's Carbon-Free Alliance initiative, aimed at achieving global carbon neutrality goals. The meeting underscored both nations' commitment to the Minerals Security Partnership and the Carbon-Free Energy initiative, highlighting the strategic importance of their collaboration in the energy sector.

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