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.
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.
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.
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。）