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Yellen eyes deeper economic cooperation with South Korea: Treasury

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Treasury Secretary Yellen attends economic briefing at the White House in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Tuesday told her South Korean counterpart Namki Hong she was ready to deepen economic and financial cooperation between the longtime allies, the Treasury said in a statement.

Yellen also conveyed her intention to work with South Korea, both bilaterally and multilaterally, on regional and global challenges including the economic response to the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change, Treasury said.

(Reporting by Andrea Shalal; Editing by Tom Hogue)

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