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Foreign Minister Park Jin reportedly reassured his Chinese counterpart that Seoul could help ease Beijing’s concerns over the US-led semiconductor alliance.
According to a senior Foreign Ministry official on Wednesday, Park communicated to Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi that Seoul had no intention of excluding any country and that South Korea could play a role. liaison between the alliance and China based on the strength of Seoul-Beijing economic and trade relations.
The potential alliance, known as “Chip 4”, includes the United States, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan.
The minister also expressed Seoul’s hope to strengthen communication and cooperation with Beijing on stabilizing supply chains and proposed an expansion of the existing bilateral advisory body.
When Wang inquired about Seoul’s stance on the Indo-Pacific strategy, Park stressed that Seoul applies values-based diplomacy before calling on the two sides to push forward their strategic cooperative partnership.
Addressing the US-China conflict sparked by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, Minister Park reportedly stressed that Seoul’s one-China principle remains unchanged. At the same time, he views maintaining peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait as very important for peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and essential for regional security and prosperity.
He clarified the government’s position that it is unacceptable to change the status quo by force in a manner contrary to the UN Charter and international law.