U.S., Korean Presidents Commit to Strengthening Space Cooperation
On May 21, President Biden and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol released a joint statement on the U.S.-Republic of Korea (ROK) Alliance. Among other things, the statement calls for strengthened U.S.-ROK space cooperation:
President Yoon and President Biden commit to strengthening the ROK-U.S. alliance across all sectors of space cooperation. Building on the ROK’s previous commitment to participate in the Artemis program, the two Presidents agreed to foster joint research in space exploration and to support the ROK’s development of the Korean Positioning System (KPS). Both leaders agree to hold “the 3rd U.S.-ROK Civil Space Dialogue” by the end of the year, and to strengthen cooperation on the two countries space industries. They also commit to continue cooperation to ensure a safe, secure, and sustainable space environment including through the bilateral space policy dialogue and committed to strengthen defense space partnerships including through joint exercises.