SEOUL, Aug. 1 (Yonhap) -- Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha met with ambassadors from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Tuesday to discuss South Korea's cooperation with the bloc ahead of an annual regional forum set for the weekend in the Philippines.
The ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) and a series of foreign ministers' meetings involving ASEAN and its partners will be held from Sunday to Tuesday in Manila to discuss diplomacy and cooperation issues.
"I am looking very much forward to the meetings in Manila ... I really wanted to have this discussion with you to better prepare myself for my first participation in the various ASEAN ministerial meetings," Kang told the ambassadors.
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