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Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong will travel to Britain this weekend to attend an in-person Group of Seven ministerial meeting.
Seoul's foreign ministry said Chung will depart on Sunday for London in order to attend the two-day gathering that starts on Tuesday.
Although not part of the G7, South Korea, Australia, India, South Africa, and Brunei, the chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, have been invited as guests.
The ministerial session, the first of its kind in over two years, will discuss joint efforts to ensure equitable access to coronavirus vaccines, recover from the pandemic, support girls' education in underdeveloped countries, and tackle climate change.
Chung is expected to meet with his counterparts from participating nations on the sidelines to secure international cooperation in addressing safety concerns regarding Japan's planned discharge of radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant.
The G7 summit of world leaders is scheduled to be held in Cornwall in June.
President Moon Jae-in plans to attend that meeting.
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