Pelosi border visit deterrence against N.Korea: S.Korea

STORY: President Yoon did not meet Pelosi due to his scheduled vacation this week, but held a 40-minute phone call with her where he promised close cooperation with the U.S. Congress for the development of their global strategic alliance, Deputy National Security Adviser Kim Tae-hyo told reporters.

Pelosi would be the highest-level U.S. official to visit the Joint Security Area near the heavily fortified inter-Korean border, after former President Donald Trump, who met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un there in 2019.

She arrived in Seoul late on Wednesday (August 3) for talks with her South Korean counterpart, during which she vowed to support efforts to denuclearise North Korea.