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METI Minister Seko Holds Meeting with H.E. Dr. Paik Ungyu, Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy, ROK Summary of the results

On May 8 (Tue.), 2018, Mr. Hiroshige Seko, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, held a meeting with H.E. Dr. Paik Ungyu, Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy, Republic of Korea (ROK), taking the opportunity of Minister Paik’s visit to Japan to attend the Seventh Japan-China-ROK Trilateral Summit.

Minister Seko held a meeting with Minister Paik, at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), taking the opportunity of Minister Paik’s visit to Japan to attend the Seventh Japan-China-ROK Trilateral Summit.

At the meeting, both sides confirmed that Japan and the ROK will continue to closely collaborate for the early conclusion of a high-quality RCEP agreement. Moreover, they held discussions on enhancing the relationship between the countries, including cooperation in the field of energy.

Following this, Minister Seko requested on scientific grounds that Minister Paik immediately eliminate import restrictions that the ROK has imposed on Japanese marine products, including those from Fukushima Prefecture.

They reached consensus that the countries will bring forward future-oriented discussions in parallel with advancing appropriate management of various pending issues between Japan and the ROK.

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Release date

May 9, 2018

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Korea Office, Trade Policy Bureau

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