South Korea – Conversation between Franck Riester and Yoo Myung-hee, Minister for Trade, Industry and Energy (10 September 2020)

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Franck Riester, Minister Delegate for Foreign Trade and Economic Attractiveness, attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, spoke today with Yoo Myung-hee, South Korea’s Minister for Trade, Industry and Energy.

This conversation provided an opportunity to address the measures implemented by the two governments to support foreign trade and economic recovery in the context of Covid-19. The minister delegate and his interlocutor also discussed the main challenges of the bilateral trade relationship, notably with respect to matters relating to the agriculture and energy sectors.

The two ministers also exchanged views regarding the measures required to strengthen the multilateral trade system, notably through the WTO’s role and in preparation for the next G20 Trade Ministers Meeting.