Sorry Kim! South Korea plots to bolster ties elsewhere in crushing blow to the north


    In particular, Seoul is wanting to develop their relationship with nations that lay within their field of marine shipping. They plan on going about this by utilising smart technologies and promote non-contact cooperation. A virtual ministerial meeting, from South Korea, is due to take place on Monday, where they will discuss plans to request both China and Japan to bolster their shipping ties.

    Information of this meeting has been brought to attention by the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries in South Korea.

    “South Korea, China, and Japan have been enjoying economic growth through specialisation and cooperation, connected by marine logistics,” Oceans Minister Moon Seong-hyeok said in a statement.

    “The three countries will continue to make efforts to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic, and maintain the steady flow of logistics down the road,” he added.

    In order to minimise face-to-face contact, South Korea is also aiming to work on establishing deeper ties with China and Japan so they can utilise smart technologies that can inspect ships.

    The World Health Organisation avoided using it to describe South Korea’s status when asked in a news conference.

    Currently, the country has around 12,715 confirmed coronavirus cases.

    11,364 of those cases have ended up with recovery, but unfortunately, 282 people have still lost their lives.

    Although, this is not as drastic as countries like the United States.

    It believed that the global total of cases has now surpassed 10 million, with half a million fatalities and around 5 million recovering.

    Jeong Eun-kyeong, director of the Korea Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, said the country was now going through a second wave of the virus in a televised briefing.

    Meanwhile, the World Health Organisation (WHO) reported a record increase in global coronavirus cases on Sunday, with the total rising by 183,020 in a 24-hour period.

    The WHO said the biggest increase was in North and South America.
    The increase in cases comes as countries begin to relax lockdown measures.


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