South Korea continues to strengthen cooperation for COVID-19 response

South Korea’s second Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lee Dohoon, held a discussion with vice-ministers of the United States, Australia, India, Japan, New Zealand, and Vietnam on COVID-19 response and the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF).

Vice Minister Lee recalled South Korea’s pledge to provide US$300 million to develop and produce vaccines and promote fair access. South Korea, as the leader of the World Health Organization's (WHO) Bio-manufacturing Workforce Training Hub, has begun training bio and healthcare professionals, bolstering the COVID-19 response. Lee also introduced a plan to hold a ministerial meeting for the Global Health Security Agenda in November 2022.

Press release – Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in Korean)

News article – Yonhapnews (in Korean)