Most of today's news stories are actually about US Secretary of State Clinton and her meeting with ROK Foreign Minister Kim Sunghwan. South Korea and the US are almost as close as lips and teeth, a stark contrast to the bad old days when we had the likes of Donald Rumsfeld and President Roh Moohyun tearing away at the fabric of the alliance.
Meanwhile, President Lee is meeting with quite a few Korean War veterans to show his and the country's gratitude, this being the sixty-first anniversary of the start of the 6.25 War (Yugio Chŏnjaeng).
- Meeting in Washington, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and ROK Foreign Minister Kim Sunghwan signal their two countries will not ease pressure no North Korea, saying Pyongyang must show it has changed its ways before resumption of nuclear talks (Reuters, AP via WaPo)
- Two sides sign cooperation agreement aimed at developing impoverished countries, particularly in Central Africa (Yonhap)
- Clinton says no hasty decision on food aid for North Korea (Yonhap)
- Drawing an analogy with Afghanistan, Clinton calls Korea a good "investment" since end of Korean War (Joongang Daily)