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Korea, Australia seek closer ties

By Choi He-suk
  • Published : Sept 25, 2019 - 04:06
  • Updated : Sept 25, 2019 - 16:08

NEW YORK -- President Moon Jae-in and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison held a summit meeting in New York on Tuesday (US time), expressing hopes for stronger bilateral ties and cooperation in wider range of fields.

President Moon Jae-in and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison hold talks in New York on Tuesday. Yonhap
“The friendship between the two nations has led to active economic exchange, and advanced into a relationship of cooperation in energy resources and infrastructure,” Moon was quoted as saying by Cheong Wa Dae spokesperson Ko Min-jung.

“I hope for cooperation to widen into defense, hydrogen economy, mineral ores, so that (the bilateral relationship) can become that of true partnership.”

In his opening statement, Morrison also expressed hopes for further cooperation between the two nations in a wide range of fields including science, defense and economic issues.

By Choi He-suk (cheesuk@heraldcorp.com)
Korea Herald correspondent


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