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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Outgoing Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Park
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January 5, 2024

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The below is attributable to Spokesperson Matthew Miller:

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with outgoing Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Park Jin and congratulated him on his successful tenure as Foreign Minister. The Secretary thanked Foreign Minister Park for his leadership in addressing security challenges on the Korean Peninsula, in the Indo-Pacific region, and around the world, including Russia’s brutal war against Ukraine. As events celebrating the 70th anniversary of the U.S.-ROK Alliance conclude, Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Park further re-emphasized the importance of the Alliance and a shared commitment to deepening our nations’ ties.