President Moon Jae-in on March 24 held phone talks with U.S. President Donald Trump on bilateral cooperation to tackle the outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Pictured here is President Moon on March. 6 visiting a mask manufacturer in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi-do Province, and discussing mask production. (Yonhap News)
By Lee Kyoung Mi and Lee Jihae
President Moon Jae-in on March 24 held phone talks with U.S. President Donald Trump on bilateral cooperation to tackle the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
President Trump commended Korea's response to COVID-19 and requested support through the supply of medical devices.
President Moon pledged "maximum assistance" of such devices if Korea had enough available, adding that such support could require approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Trump pledged to take immediate measures so that approval could be made that day.
On the currency swap recently concluded between the two countries, both leaders called the action timely and contributing to the stabilization of the international financial market.