South Korea asks for Chile’s help in joining Latin America trade bloc, includes green hydrogen boost

Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong asked for Chile’s cooperation in South Korea’s bid to join a regional trade bloc in Latin America, the foreign ministry said Wednesday. Chung made the call during in-person bilateral talks with Chilean Foreign Minister Andrés Allamand in Seoul earlier in the day, as Seoul is seeking to become an associate member of the Pacific Alliance (PA) to deepen economic ties with countries in the region. In the talks, the two sides also discussed efforts to boost cooperation in a broad range of areas, including green hydrogen, digital technology and Antarctica, the ministry said.