SEOUL — Second Vice Foreign Minister Oh Young-ju of South Korea held discussions on enhancing global supply chain resilience and tackling climate change with Udo Philipp, the State Secretary for Germany's Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action, in a luncheon meeting on Monday, according to Seoul's foreign ministry.
According to Yonhap News Agency, during the luncheon, Oh Young-ju conveyed her optimism for the continued cooperation between the two nations in establishing a stable and resilient global supply chain. In his reply, Philipp noted that Germany is currently working to diversify its supply chain dependencies and advocated for sustained close communication between Germany and South Korea to uphold the rules-based order in international trade.
In addition to supply chain and climate topics, Vice Foreign Minister Oh Young-ju also used the occasion to seek Germany's support for South Korea's endeavor to host the 2030 World Expo in the southern city of Busan. Oh highlighted that the Expo would serve as a platform to address some of the world's most urgent issues, including climate change and inequality, the ministry said.