South Korea on Wednesday called for dialogue to maintain peace and stability in the region, where tensions are rising between the United States and China due to the visit of Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan. .
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"Our government's position is to maintain close communication with relevant parties [...] considering the importance of peace and stability in the region through dialogue and cooperation," an official from the presidential office said. to the press.
Ms Pelosi is due to travel to Seoul late Wednesday as part of her Asian tour, which has so far been dominated by her arrival in Taipei on Tuesday evening, to which Beijing has promptly responded by announcing major military maneuvers .
Few details have been released about Ms Pelosi's schedule in Seoul. The only confirmed meeting in South Korea so far is with National Assembly Speaker Kim Jin-pyo on Thursday.
"We welcome Ms. Pelosi's visit to Korea," the presidential office official said, adding that he hoped for "many results."
President Yoon Suk-yeol will not meet Ms Pelosi as he is currently on vacation, the official added.