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President Moon holds summit with Colombian counterpart Updated: 2021-08-25 09:41:39 KST

President Moon Jae-in held a summit this morning at the Blue House with Colombian President Ivan Duque.
The leaders are expected to have discussed ways to develop bilateral ties and cooperate in the post-pandemic era.
The Colombian leader arrived in Seoul yesterday for a three-day state visit.
Our senior presidential office correspondent Kim Min-ji is on the line.
Min-ji, give us the details.

Mark, the summit between Presidents Moon Jae-in and Ivan Duque wrapped up about (half an hour) ago.
(We're still waiting for details but) the leaders (are expected to have) discussed ways to boost bilateral cooperation and the situation on the Korean Peninsula and in Central and South America.

The two sides are expected to step up cooperation and exchanges for a digital and green transformation, in the post-COVID era.

President Moon, meanwhile, is expected to have thanked Colombia for helping in the Korean War, expressing his administration's willingness to expand support for war veterans and their families as well as asking for support for the Korean Peninsula peace process.

Also on the agenda is climate action for inclusive green recovery, especially as Colombia is the next host of the Partnering for Green Growth, or P4G Summit, which Seoul hosted earlier this year.

Following the summit, the two sides will ink several MOUs in the presence of the leaders -- including ones on health care cooperation.. and cultural exchanges.

This visit was arranged as this year marks the 10th anniversary since the two countries established a strategic partnership, and seven decades since Colombia helped in the Korean War.
The Colombian President arrived in Seoul on Tuesday for a three-day state visit.
This was President Moon's first in-person summit with a leader from a Latin American country since the pandemic began.

Later today, Duque will attend a state banquet hosted by Moon along with two Korean War veterans from Colombia.
Before wrapping up his visit on Thursday, Duque will visit the Seoul-based International Vaccine Institute and tour the Demilitarized Zone and the War Memorial of Korea.
Back to you, Mark.
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