S.Korean President, Merkel Set for Phone Talks to Discuss Bilateral Cooperation

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Seoul, Oct 1, 2020, SPA -- President Moon Jae-in of S.Korea will have a phone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel today, on Thursday to discuss ways to enhance bilateral cooperation, Yonhap cited Cheong Wa Dae as saying.
During the phone talks scheduled for 6 p.m., the two leaders are expected to delve into their countries' collaboration in their COVID-19 response, the presidential office here said.
Moon also plans to request Germany's support for South Korean Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee's bid for the top post of the World Trade Organization (WTO) during the phone conversation with Merkel.
The upcoming communication marks the two leaders' first direct contact since they had a summit meeting in October 2018 in Brussels, Belgium, on the sidelines of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) there.
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19:42 LOCAL TIME 16:42 GMT
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