The Minister of Science and ICT discusses the alliance with US technology and space officials.

SEOUL, Aug. 2 (Yonhap) — South Korea’s Minister of Science and Information and Communication Technology Lee Jong Ho met with US aerospace and technology officials and discussed ways to enhance bilateral cooperation and partnership in this field. He said, This is Tuesday.

On Monday (local time) Lee met Alondra Nelson, acting director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, in Washington, and discussed the need to strengthen the bilateral technology alliance, building on bilateral summit agreements in May. According to the ministry.

According to the department, Nelson said he was satisfied with the recent U.S. investment plans in the semiconductor sector announced by Samsung Electronics and SK hynix Inc. Lee called for the US government’s interest and support for the two companies.

The two officials also shared the need to enhance cooperation in the field of quantum technology and agreed to announce a joint statement on cooperation in this field in the second half of the year.

Lee also met with Chirag Barrick, executive secretary of the White House National Space Council, and Bill Nelson, director of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and they discussed ways to enhance bilateral cooperation in space exploration. .

The minister plans to travel to Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida later this week to observe the launch in South Korea of ​​the Lunar Pathfinder Orbiter, the first domestically produced lunar orbiter, which is scheduled for Friday morning (Korean time).

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