U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is currently in neighboring Japan having ended her agenda here in South Korea where she highlighted the solid alliance shared by Seoul and Washington.
Our Foreign Ministry Correspondent Min Suk-hyen has more on her remarks.
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says her visit to South Korea reaffirmed the strength of the Seoul-Washington alliance.
In a statement released on Thursday, Pelosi stressed that the two countries share a "strong bond formed for security and forged by decades of warm friendship."
She added that the two-day visit to Seoul reaffirmed their treasured ties and their shared commitment to advancing security and stability.
Talking about her phone call with President Yoon Suk-yeol, Pelosi said the delegation was pleased to have the phone meeting, adding that each member of the congressional delegation spoke with President Yoon to highlight areas of continued cooperation for a free and open Indo-Pacific.
Regarding her talks with National Assembly Speaker Kim Jin-pyo, Pelosi said the two sides reiterated their commitment to strengthening security and supply chains, and boosting trade and investment.
While not mentioned in Thursday's statement, Kim and Pelosi also discussed issues related to North Korea, agreeing to support efforts for denuclearization.
During her stay, Pelosi also visited the Demilitarized Zone on the inter-Korean border and praised the U.S. and South Korean troops for their "patriotic" and "devoted" service on the Korean Peninsula.
It's the first time in 20 years for a U.S. House Speaker to visit Seoul.
Pelosi is now in Japan for the final stop of her Asia trip this week.
Min Suk-hyen, Arirang News.