IPEF, a kind of economic and trade cooperation organization led by the United States and participating in 13 countries in the Indo-Pacific region, has been launched.

China did not participate here.

President Yun Seok-yeol, who attended the summit via video, said he had decided to participate in the IPEF for the benefit of the country, and said he did not think it was reasonable for China to be overly sensitive about it.

First news today (23rd) This is reporter Park Won-kyung. 


President Yun Seok-yeol attended the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, IPEF inauguration summit via video led by the United States, in which 13 countries including Korea, Japan, and Australia participated. 

President Yoon said he hopes that the IPEF will be promoted under the principles of openness, inclusiveness and transparency as stated in the joint declaration of the Korea-US summit. 

[President Seok-Yeol Yoon: I think the launch of the IPEF is a meaningful first step to show the will of solidarity and cooperation between countries in the region.] 

On his way to work, President Yoon stated that the IPEF participation is for the national interest. 

[President Seok-Yeol Yoon: This is the process of making a wide range of rules.

If we do not, the national interest will also suffer a lot.] 

In an interview with the US CNN, we sent a rather straightforward message to China, which is criticizing the IPEF's participation in Korea, not to overthink it. 

[President Yoon Seok-yeol: I think that I am oversensitive in China because strengthening the alliance with the United States does not mean neglecting this kind of economic cooperation with China, I. 

] explained. 

We have taken a more decisive stance on the North Korean issue. 

"The conciliatory policy that looks at North Korea has proven to be a failure as a result," said President Yoon. 

(Video coverage: Joo Beom and Choi Dae-woong, video editing: Park Jeong

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The IPEF is also criticized every day.