South Korean Foreign Minister Commends Navy for National Security Efforts

Seoul - South Korean Foreign Minister Cho Tae-yul lauded the efforts of the South Korean Navy in safeguarding the nation during his visit to the Second Maritime Battle Group on Monday. The visit took place at the Navy's Second Fleet based in Pyeongtaek, located 60 kilometers south of Seoul.

According to Yonhap News Agency, Cho expressed his gratitude to the soldiers for their round-the-clock efforts in frontline waters. "As foreign minister, I am especially grateful because diplomacy can only achieve results against the backdrop of strong security," he stated. The Second Maritime Battle Group is responsible for maritime operations protecting the Northern Limit Line (NLL) in the Yellow Sea, which serves as the de facto western sea border with North Korea. Prior to his visit, Cho paid homage at the memorial monument for the fallen sailors of the Cheonan corvette, which was torpedoed by North Korea in 2010 near the western NLL, resulting in the loss of 46 South Korean sailors.

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