Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Lee Tae-ho met with Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed and Assistant Secretary-General for the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific in the Departments of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs and Peace Operations Mohamed Khiari of the United Nations (UN) in New York on Wednesday, October 30. During the meeting, the two sides exchanged views on key global issues such as the situation on the Korean Peninsula, climate change and peacebuilding. Vice Minister Lee helped enhance the UN senior officials’ understanding of the initiative proposed by the government of the Republic of Korea to transform the Demilitarized Zone into an international peace zone, and asked for the UN and the international community’s continued interest in and active support for the initiative.
The UN Secretariat reaffirmed its support for the Korean Peninsula peace process, took note of the ROK’s leading role in the areas of women, peace and security, climate change and peacebuilding, and agreed to communicate closely and cooperate with the ROK to address current global issues.
※ CREDIT=UN Photo/Mark Garten