中英對照讀新聞》Korea bracing for post US-election diplomacy 南韓為美大選後外交做準備


2020-11-08 05:30

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The government is closely watching developments in the U.S. presidential election and crafting corresponding responses, according to Cheong Wa Dae and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

根據青瓦台和南韓外交部,南韓政府正密切關注美國總統大選發展,並制定因應反應。

Seoul is expected to pursue active diplomacy for direct communication between President Moon and the president-elect after the results of the election are confirmed. Despite the political uncertainties in Washington, Cheong Wa Dae has underscored its unwavering focus on its policy priority to pursue peace on the Korean Peninsula in close cooperation with the U.S.

首爾可望在美國大選結果塵埃落定後,採取旨在使南韓總統文在寅與美國總統當選人之間直接溝通的主動積極外交政策。即使華府內部存在政治不確定性,青瓦台已強調其堅定聚焦在與美國密切合作追求朝鮮半島和平的政策優先。

Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha will embark on a trip to Washington, Nov. 8, to discuss key issues in the alliance with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, according to a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Another important occasion for the two countries is the visit of U.S. National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien to Seoul later this month to reciprocate his Korean counterpart Suh’s Oct. 15 visit to Washington.

根據南韓外交部一份聲明,南韓外長康京和11月8日將展開華府行,與美國國務卿龐皮歐商討美、韓同盟的關鍵議題。兩國另一個重要時機,乃美國國家安全顧問歐布萊恩為答謝青瓦台國家安保室長徐薰10月15日訪問華府,而在本月稍晚回訪首爾。

新聞辭典

brace for:片語,為…做準(防)備。例句:The passengers were told to brace themselves for a crash landing.(乘客被告知要做好緊急迫降的準備。)

underscore:動詞,強調、凸顯、在…下面劃線。例句:I arrived early to underscore the importance of the occasion.(我為了凸顯這個場合的重要性而提早到場。)

reciprocate:動詞,回報、報答、往返移動。例句:Her feelings for him were not reciprocated.(她為他付出的感情沒得到回報。)

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