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Pelosi avoids comment on Taiwan during visit to South Korea

Trip to Seoul follows Taiwan visit as China starts live-fire drills near island

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, second from left, walks with South Korea’s National Assembly Speaker Kim Jin-pyo, center, before a meeting at the National Assembly in Seoul on Aug. 4.   © Reuters

SEOUL -- U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi followed her trip to Taiwan with a less controversial visit to South Korea, where she called for enhanced economic and security cooperation with the American treaty ally.

"We want to advance security and governance on an interparliamentary [level]," Pelosi said in a joint statement to the media with South Korean National Assembly Speaker Kim Jin-pyo in Seoul on Thursday.

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