The science ministers of South Korea and the United Kingdom discuss cooperation

A file photo provided by South Korea's Ministry of Science and ICT on November 23, 2023, shows its Minister Lee Jong-ho (centre) and Britain's Minister of State for Science, Innovation and Technology Michelle Donelan (left) posing for a photo following the signing of the digital partnership between the two countries. (Resale and archiving prohibited)

SEOUL, March 12 (Yonhap) — South Korean Minister of Science and ICT Lee Jong-ho and his British counterpart Michelle Donnellan held a virtual meeting Monday to discuss ways to enhance bilateral cooperation in the field of scientific technologies, the South Korean Ministry of Science and ICT said. .

The meeting between the two parties comes within the framework of following up on what has been reached “Downing Street Agreement”It was signed last year by the President of South Korea, Yoon Suk-yeol, and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Rishi Sunak, with the aim of strengthening cooperation between the two countries in all sectors, including security, defence, science and technology. Economy and Trade, according to the Ministry.

As part of the agreement, the two countries will hold the first South Korea-UK Digital Partnership Forum and launch a joint science and technology committee later this year.

Lee and Donelan studied plans for the second AI Security Summit to be held this year, following the first summit held last year in the United Kingdom.

Calling for stronger relations between Seoul and London, Lee said that through bilateral ministerial talks, they took the first step to implement cooperation in the fields of science and technology and information and communications technology (ICT), as agreed upon last year. .

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