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South Korean leader refuses to interrupt vacation to meet Pelosi

Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi

Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi

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South Korean President Yoon Seok-yeol will not hold an official meeting with Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi. He will limit himself to a phone call to the chairman of the lower board of the US Parliament.

Yoon Seok Yeol is on a five-day vacation. He is not going to interrupt it for a full-fledged negotiations with Nancy Pelosi, reports Yonhap on Thursday, the fourth of July.

Nancy Pelosi plans to hold talks in Seoul with her colleague from the National Assembly of South Korea, Kim Jin Pyo. Pelosi arrived in Seoul the day before – this is the politician’s second stop after Taiwan as part of an Asian tour.

Pelosi becomes the first speaker of the US House of Representatives to visit Taiwan since 1997, writes RIA Novosti. The plans of the American politician provoked a sharp reaction from China, which considers Taiwan to be its part.

Taiwan has been governed by its own administration since 1949, when the remnants of the Kuomintang forces led by Chiang Kai-shek fled to the island, having been defeated in the civil war in China. Since then, Taipei has retained the flag and some other attributes of the former Republic of China, which existed on the mainland before the communists came to power. Official Beijing considers Taiwan one of the provinces of the PRC.

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