S. Korea's Defense chief meets British ambassador to discuss bilateral cooperation
Seoul, July 11 (IANS) South Korea's Defense Minister Lee Jong-sup held talks with the top British envoy in Seoul on Monday to discuss bilateral defense cooperation and regional security, Lee's office said.
Lee and US Ambassador Colin James Crooks agreed on the need for the faithful implementation of the defense segment of the "bilateral framework for closer cooperation" that South Korea's President Yoon Suk-yeol and his British counterpart, Boris Johnson, adopted late June.
The Minister agreed that the two countries need to work together to activate regular defense dialogue channels on the back of their plan to hold the inaugural session of their Vice-Ministerial defense strategic dialogue in London on July 18, Yonhap news agency reported.
He also urged for the expansion of security cooperation in cyberspace and outer space and asked Britain to continue to support South Korea's efforts for the denuclearisation of North Korea and the establishment of peace on the Korean Peninsula.
Crooks said that Britain, permanent member of the UN Security Council, will continue to support Seoul's role for peace and stability on the peninsula, according to the Ministry.