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S. Korea, China agree on 69 cultural exchange programs

All Headlines 15:28 April 01, 2016

SEOUL, April 1 (Yonhap) -- South Korea and China have agreed to carry out 69 cultural projects this year to build stronger ties between their people, Seoul's Foreign Ministry said Friday.

President Park Geun-hye and her Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, welcomed the agreement Thursday during their summit talks held on the margins of a nuclear security summit in Washington, the ministry said in a press release.

The projects include various academic seminars, youth exchange programs, speech contests and concerts, as well as a joint study of pandas.

This is the third year in which the two countries are holding such programs after Park and Xi agreed in 2013 to strengthen their strategic cooperative partnership by developing people-to-people ties.

Such efforts have been led by a joint committee headed by a vice foreign minister from each side.

The two countries carried out 19 projects in 2014 and 50 projects in 2015.

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