Deputy Foreign Minister to visit UN to brief on Seoul’s North Korea policy l KBS WORLD

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Second Deputy Foreign Minister Lee Do-hoon will visit the United Nations headquarters this week to explain the South Korean government’s policy toward North Korea.

According to the Foreign Ministry on Sunday, Lee will visit UN headquarters from Sunday to Thursday for consultations in preparation for the high-level sessions of the 77th UN General Assembly scheduled for next month in New York.

The vice minister will also explain the Yoon Suk Yeol government’s North Korean policy and hold consultations to help more South Koreans advance and participate in international organizations.

The ministry said that during his trip to New York, Lee will meet with Under-Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Izumi Nakamitsu, UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell and Ambassador of the United States Linda Thomas-Greenfield.

Lee’s visit comes after President Yoon outlined the “bold initiative” in his Liberation Day speech, which calls for denuclearization in exchange for economic aid.

North Korea rejected the offer, calling it the height of madness and nothing more than a copy of former President Lee Myung-bak’s government’s approach.