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S. Korea's First Lady highlights need to protect endangered plants threatened by climate change Updated: 2021-06-15 16:24:11 KST

South Korea's First Lady Kim Jung-sook has highlighted the need for efforts to protect endangered plants threatened by climate change.
First Lady Kim, who's with her husband on his state visit to Austria, on Monday visited the botanical gardens at the University of Vienna which houses 12-thousand plants from six continents.

"Two weeks ago, South Korea hosted a multilateral climate summit. As mentioned, it's a crisis for the whole of planet Earth. Whenever I see plants, I think of the dangers climate changes poses since animals and maritime species are the first ones at risk. To overcome it, we have to remind ourselves of the importance of the Earth's living organisms."

Earlier in the day, she visited a museum in Vienna.
There the armor and helmet of a prince from the Joseon Dynasty were on display a gift from Korean Emperor Gojong to the Emperor of Austria, Franz Joseph the first after the two sides established diplomatic relations in 1892.
Kim expressed hope that bilateral ties remain as solid in the same way that the gifts have been preserved.
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