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Prime Minister Kishida, President Yoon briefly meet in Spain

NHK reported that the Blue House announced today that ROK President Yoon, who is currently visiting Spain for the NATO summit, briefly met with Prime Minister Kishida. The network said this was the first time for the leaders to meet in person since the inauguration of President Yoon in May. According to the announcement by the Blue House, Kishida and Yoon talked for three or four minutes when they attended a gala dinner hosted by the Spanish king on Tuesday. Kishida reportedly approached Yoon and congratulated him on his election to the presidency and the victory of the ruling parties in the general election on June 1. Yoon reportedly responded by wishing Kishida a good outcome in the Upper House election and saying that he plans to swiftly resolve the pending issues between the two nations after the election and move forward in a future-oriented manner. In response, Kishida reportedly told Yoon: “I am aware that President Yoon is making efforts to improve the Japan-ROK relationship. Let’s make efforts to develop a sounder relationship.” TBS, Fuji TV, and TV Asahi carried similar stories.

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