EU-Republic of Korea Leaders’ videoconference: Focus on the coronavirus response and strengthening bilateral cooperation | EU Commission Press

On Tuesday, 30 June, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Council President Charles Michel, together with High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell, will hold a videoconference with the President of the Republic of Korea, Moon Jae-in. The leaders will exchange views on the respective responses to the coronavirus pandemic, including as regards lessons learned to strengthen resilience, cooperation in research and vaccine development, and a green socio-economic recovery. In this context, they are likely to confirm the importance they attach to effective multilateralism and the rules-based international order. The leaders will discuss areas related to the EU-Republic of Korea bilateral strategic partnership, including trade relations under the EU-Republic of Korea Free Trade Agreement. The leaders are also expected to touch on international and regional security matters, including the shared objective of building trust and establishing lasting peace and security on the Korean Peninsula, free of nuclear weapons. A joint press conference of President von der Leyen and President Michel will take place upon conclusion of the videoconference, at 10:00 CEST, and will be available to watch live on EbS. More information on the Leaders’ meeting is available on the website. More information on EU-Republic of Korea relations is available on the website of the EU Delegation in Seoul.