Washington and Seoul are assisting North Korea in its fight against Govt-19

The United States and South Korea offered their help in fighting the rampant Kovit-19 epidemic in North Korea on Saturday, May 21st. “Both leaders express concern over recent Govt-19 eruption” In North Korea and “Be prepared to work with the international community to provide assistance” In Pyongyang, according to a joint statement issued after the summit between US Presidents Joe Biden and South Korean leader Yoon Seok-yul in Seoul.

“We have vaccinated not only North Korea but also China and we are ready to do that immediately.”Biden told a news conference in Seoul. “We did not get an answer”He added.

North Korea, which has not been vaccinated against Kovit-19, is currently facing an epidemic, with nearly 2.6 million cases and 66 deaths, according to the latest official figures released on Saturday.

Arms test acceleration

Americans and South Koreans are trying to clarify how the health crisis will affect North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s military decisions. In a joint statement issued after the summit, the two presidents said:

“Given the growing threat to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the two leaders agreed to begin discussions aimed at expanding the scope and extent of joint military exercises and training on and around the Korean Peninsula.”

This is the first time in its seventh and fifth year in history that South Korean intelligence has warned that North Korea has completed preparations for a nuclear test.

Former CIA analyst Soo Kim Agens told France-Press that whether or not to conduct a nuclear test would be crucial in paving the way for US-South Korean relations during President Yoon’s five years.

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“If Kim conducts a test run during Biden’s visit, it will help both countries find a better reason to work together on the North Korean issue.”She says.

North Korea has intensified its weapons tests since the beginning of this year. Talks between Kim Jong-un and then-US President Donald Trump to disarm him have stalled since the failure of the 2019 summit.

World with AFP

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