Administrators United State s South Korea Gathered in Seoul to celebrate the third dialogue The United States and the Republic of Korea in civil space.
United States Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Oceans, Scientific and Environmental Affairs Jennifer R. Littlejohn led the US interagency delegation.
On the other hand, the Korean delegation was jointly led by Kwon Hyun Joon, Director General of the Office of Space and Nuclear Energy of the Ministry of Science, Information and Communications Technology, and Yoon Hyun Soo, Director General of the Office of Climate Change, Energy, Environment and Scientific Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The dialogue was first announced in a joint declaration president of the United States, Joe Bidenthe president of korea, yoon seok yeol, During a visit by the former to Seoul in May this year.
The two leaders pledged to strengthen the partnership between the United States and the Republic of Korea in all sectors of space cooperation, including joint research in space exploration.
This commitment was confirmed during the Vice President’s visit Kamala Harris to Seoul in September 2022, where she and President Yun discussed the Republic of Korea’s decision to join the United States in pledging not to conduct devastating anti-satellite missile tests.
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Korea also signed the Artemis Accords in 2021, affirming its commitment to the responsible and sustainable use and exploration of space and facilitating further cooperation with US space activities.
The new year, 2023, marks the 70th anniversary of the alliance between the United States and the Republic of Korea. Both countries look forward to strengthening the alliance and further expanding our bilateral space cooperation.
Space officers from both countries discussed many aspects of bilateral space cooperation, such as sustainable use of outer space, space policy and governance, commercial space activities, space technology, satellite navigation systems, and Earth observation.
The officials also discussed cooperation in space science and exploration, particularly through the Artemis program, the International Space Station and commercial lunar payload services, as well as space activities focused on knowledge of the civil maritime domain.
The participants also agreed to hold talks on trade cooperation, as part of the ongoing dialogue over the next year.