The United States will hold a second videoconference with the leaders of major countries, including South Korea, for a joint response to COVID-19 on the 12th local time.



It is known that President Yoon Seok-yeol will speak through a pre-recorded video.



It will be the first time he has made his face at an international summit since his inauguration.



In a press release on the 10th, the White House announced that Germany, Belize, Indonesia and Senegal would co-host the second COVID-19 summit.



Germany is the 7 major countries (G7), Belize is the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Indonesia is the 20 major countries (G20), and Senegal is the chair country of the African Union (AU) this year.



The first meeting held in September last year was led by the United States.



In addition to the co-host countries, the White House introduced about 15 countries including Korea, Japan, Canada and India to attend.



The European Commission (EU) is also on the list.



In addition, international organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Bank, and the World Trade Organization (WTO), Google, the Global Vaccine and Immunization Alliance (GAVI), and the Bill & Melinda Foundation are the participants.



The meeting will focus on strengthening the international response to COVID-19, expanding vaccination, protecting the vulnerable, and preventing future epidemics.



It is known that President Yoon will also attend the summit to explain Korea's efforts and future plans to combat the global COVID-19.



This meeting is expected to be an opportunity for President Yoon to make his debut on the international conference stage after taking office.



At the first meeting in September last year, former President Moon Jae-in and many other heads of state participated in the meeting through video recording in advance.



President Biden will visit South Korea on the 20th for the first time since his inauguration and hold his first US-ROK summit with President Yoon on the 21st.

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