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|▲ (From left) President Yoon Seok-yeol, Foreign Minister Park Jin, and National Security Director Kim Seong-han sit at the General Assembly of the United Nations Headquarters in New York, USA on September 20.|
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Foreign Minister Park Jin claimed that President Yoon Seok-yeol’s slang controversy was “a remark that had nothing to do with the United States.” Minister Park was right next to President Yoon’s ‘these XX’ remarks.
Minister Park said in a document distributed through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman’s office on the afternoon of the 23rd, “I am sorry that the president’s private remarks became a political controversy.”
He insisted, “The remarks in the video were made in the process of rushing to the next schedule after the meeting.” “This is a remark that has nothing to do with the United States.”
“It was a short, but deep and intimate conversation with President Biden just before that,” he asked.
Minister Park said, “I took the purpose of the president’s remarks to mean that we should show a sense of responsibility that is commensurate with the size of our economy, given the scale of contributions of more than one billion dollars from other countries.” “I told the president with the intention of getting the budget passed,” he said.
Earlier, on the 21st (US time), President Yoon left the meeting after the ‘Global Fund Financial Commitment Meeting’ hosted by President Biden in New York on the 21st (local time) and told Minister Park and National Security Director Kim Seong-han, ‘If these XX do not approve in the National Assembly, A scene where he seemed to say, ‘What should I do because Biden is embarrassed?’ was captured on a coverage camera.
When President Yoon’s remarks became controversial, Kim Eun-hye, chief public relations secretary at the presidential office, explained that the remarks were directed at the Korean National Assembly, not the US Congress, and that it was ‘if you blow’ it, not ‘Biden’.