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South Korea’s finance minister plans bilateral talks with Japan, China

South Korean Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Choi Sang-mok announced plans for bilateral meetings with his Japanese and Chinese counterparts following a trilateral summit in Seoul. Choi, who spoke after the first trilateral summit in over four years involving leaders from South Korea, Japan, and China, mentioned that discussions are underway for a visit to China at the invitation of the Chinese government, focusing on issues like supply chains. Details for a bilateral meeting with Japan are still pending, with hopes to host it in South Korea. The summit led to a joint declaration to expand collaboration in areas such as human exchange, sustainable growth, and digital transformation; and to establish high-level consultative bodies across various sectors to enhance the trilateral partnership.


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