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S. Korea, Japan to hold high-level talks on economic cooperation

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South Korea and Japan will hold high-level talks in Tokyo on Monday to boost economic cooperation, South Korea's Foreign Ministry said Friday.

Officials from several ministries, including foreign affairs, environment, and trade, industry and energy ministries, will attend the talks -- the first such dialogue since President Park Geun Hye took office in February -- to discuss a wide range of issues.

"To be comprehensively discussed are pending issues on trade, investment, industry and exchange in tourism...to cooperate on a multilateral and regional level," according to a ministry statement.

The bilateral talks have been held alternately in Japan and South Korea since 1999.

==Kyodo

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