Asia Politics

South Korea to hold talks with Japan on export controls in December

Key Points
  • South Korea's trade ministry says it has agreed to hold senior-level talks with Japan to discuss export controls.
  • These talks are set for the third week of December.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in walks past Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan, on June 28, 2019.
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South Korea's trade ministry said on Friday it had agreed to hold senior-level talks with Japan in the third week of December to discuss export controls.

The planned talks are aimed to contribute to resolving "pending issues" between the countries, the ministry said in a statement, meaning Japan's recent export restrictions including tighter rules on high-tech materials exports to South Korea.