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NATO summit will be held in Madrid, Spain in about two hours.

Originally, this conference was an annual gathering of major leaders of the United States and Europe, but this time we and Japan were also invited.

At the meeting to be held shortly, the issue of Russia's invasion of Ukraine and China's challenge will be on the agenda, and President Yun Seok-yeol will also give a speech.

Let's connect directly to Spain.

Correspondent Choi Woon, prior to the NATO summit, South Korea, the United States, Japan, and the three countries, the summit will be held first, right?


Yes, at 9:30 p.m. our time, the leaders of South Korea, the US and Japan will sit face to face for the first time in 4 years and 9 months.

President Yun Seok-yeol, US President Joe Biden, and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will focus on the North Korean issue, which continues to carry out high-intensity provocations.

An official from the presidential office said the three leaders would agree that progress in North Korea's nuclear and missile programs poses a serious threat to the international community beyond the Korean Peninsula.

President Yun will strongly respond to North Korean provocations in principle, but will propose to work closely together so that North Korea can come out as a forum for dialogue.


All four countries, including Korea, were invited to this meeting, although they are not NATO members. The leaders met separately a while ago?


The leaders of the four countries in the Asia-Pacific region, Korea, Japan, Australia and New Zealand, met about an hour ago.

Although it was a meeting that doubles as a greeting without a separate agenda, including this meeting, President Yun faces Japanese Prime Minister Kishida three times in a single day.

President Yoon met with Prime Minister Kishida at a welcome dinner hosted by the King of Spain earlier and expressed his intention to move forward in a future-oriented way by resolving issues between Korea and Japan.

The Korea-Japan summit failed due to Japan's passive attitude ahead of the election, but it seems that they will seek to improve relations while maintaining contact with Prime Minister Kishida.


Finally, what do you think President Yoon's speech today (29th) will contain?


Yes, President Yoon will attend the NATO allies and partners summit at 10 pm our time, 30 minutes after the Korea-US-Japan summit.

The speech will be about three minutes long and will be private. It will be emphasized that freedom and peace are only guaranteed by solidarity of the international community, and will propose to expand the scope of cooperation between Korea and NATO beyond geographical distance.

In between schedules, bilateral talks with 10 countries are scheduled one after another.

At the meeting with the Netherlands in the morning, nuclear power generation and semiconductor sectors were discussed, and at the meeting with Poland in a short time, we will talk about batteries and electric vehicles.

(Video coverage: Joo Beom and Choi Dae-woong, Video editing: Choi Jin-hwa)