U.S. trade representative and South Korean trade chief discuss climate change

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U.S. trade representative and South Korean trade chief discuss climate change

WASHINGTON - U.S. Trade Representative Yeo Han-koo and South Korean Trade Minister Katherine Tai discussed supply chain resilience efforts, tackling climate change and reform of the World Trade Organization in a press release Wednesday.

In a virtual meeting, the two officials committed to maintaining a strong U.S. - Korea bilateral trade relationship and agreed to maintain an open dialogue moving forward, the statement added.

It gave no other details.

The two countries pledged to deepen their economic and security ties during White House talks between U.S. President Joe Biden and South Korean President Moon Jae-in in May.

The United States and South Korea said that they would work to increase the supplies of legacy semiconductors for the global automotive industry and to support semiconductor manufacturing in both countries.

They also agreed to work closely with reforms of the World Trade Organization and to work together to end all forms of new public funding for unabated coal-fired power plants.