SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Yonhap) — South Korean and U.S. diplomats agreed to enhance “comprehensive and systematic” cooperation on space security, the South Korean Foreign Ministry said Wednesday. Washington.
Park Il, Director-General of Nuclear Nonproliferation and Nuclear Affairs at the South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Eric Desoteles, a senior official in the US State Department’s Office of Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance, led the fourth South Korea-US Space Policy Dialogue.
“On the occasion of the new space era, the two sides agreed to enhance comprehensive and systematic cooperation related to space security at the civil, governmental and military levels between the two countries,” the ministry said in a press release.
The two sides also discussed threats that undermine efforts to promote a safe, secure and sustainable space environment, and bilateral cooperation in space recognition, that is, the ability to detect, track and identify objects in Earth’s orbit, which can cause collision risks.
The two sides agreed to hold the fifth dialogue on space policies in Seoul next year.
The Space Policy Dialogue between Seoul and Washington was first launched in January 2015 to discuss bilateral and multilateral cooperation in dealing with the growing threats to space security.
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