Analysis-S.Korea’s Yoon uses Biden summit as springboard for global agenda as China looms

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By Josh Smith SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s new president, Yoon Suk-yeol, used a largely successful summit with U.S. President Joe Biden over the weekend to lay the foundation for his goal of enabling South Korea to play a more active role around the world. Inaugurated on May 10, Yoon has said his main foreign policy goal will be to make South Korea a “global pivotal state” with a focus on promoting freedom, peace, and prosperity based on its liberal democratic values and cooperation. That closely mirrors Biden’s call for “like-minded” democracies with shared values to work together, allowin…

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