[Korea Now Today's Headline] 06/25/FRI
1. On Friday, South Korea reported 634 new COVID-19 cases, with the number of daily new cases staying in the 600s for the third straight day.
2. During the virtual summit with Central American states on Friday, South Korea and eight SICA countries agreed to form "new comprehensive cooperative" relations, particularly in the green and digital sectors.
3. Today, a ceremony marking the 71st anniversary of the Korean War was held in the southern city of Busan for the first time, during which Prime Minister 김부겸 said that the government will "never give up" on its pursuit of peace and prosperity on the Korean Peninsula.
4. Foreign Minister 정의용 paid a courtesy visit to Singapore's Prime Minister on Thursday, local time, during which they reaffirmed cooperation on economic issues and trade, as well as on South Korea's "New Southern Policy Plus".
5. During his keynote speech during the 16th Jeju Forum for Peace and Prosperity, Former U.N. Secretary General 반기문 said that COVID-19 has offered a glimpse into possible global disruptions that could arise from climate change in the near future.
6. Despite North Korea's recent series of messages dismissing dialogue with the United States, Seoul's foreign ministry officials said Friday, that the possibility of dialogue with North Korea is still open.