South Korea President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday exclaimed that the involvement of his country in the nearing Group of Seven (G-7) summit would be a venue to improve the Asian country’s diplomacy.
The president is set to attend the summit, which will start on Friday and will last for three days in Britain.
The event will mark the first main in-person multilateral gathering since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
While the county is not an official member of the group of the leading market economies, Moon is participating at the summit as a visitor, just like what the leaders of India, South Africa, and Australia will do.
In a Cabinet meeting, Moon said that South Korea’s invitation to the G7 can be considered as an indication that the country’s standing was raised to that of the G7 member nations.
Moon said that he took the opportunity of being part of the summit to push for Seoul’s function in addressing the international problems, as well as to be a “global vaccine production hub” and to connect developing and progressive nations.
The G7, according to the president, will establish a space for an energetic cycle of bilateral summit diplomacy. He made his comments amid the rampant view that he may engage personally with Biden again during the summit.
Through the G7, the president will also have his first in-person meeting with Japanese Minister Yoshihide Suga, but is still unsure of the two leaders to talk formally in Britain amid reports that Biden is looking to set up a trilateral meeting with the two.