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Top diplomats of S. Korea, Tanzania to hold talks in Seoul next week

All News 15:46 April 20, 2017

SEOUL, April 20 (Yonhap) -- The top diplomats of South Korea and Tanzania will sit down together in Seoul next week to discuss bilateral collaboration on economic issues as well as the North Korean nuclear issue, the foreign ministry here said Thursday.

The talks between Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se and his Tanzanian counterpart Augustine P. Mahiga are scheduled for Monday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. It will be their second meeting in about four months following one held on Dec. 7 in Ethiopia during a regional forum there.

Topics high on their agenda include economic and trade relations as well as ways to enhance the countries' collaboration in dealing with North Korea's prohibited development of nuclear weapons, according to the ministry.

This photo taken on Jan. 11, 2017, shows officials of a South Korean overseas aid agency attending a groundbreaking ceremony of a media center at a national park in Tanzania. (Courtesy of KOICA)

For the Tanzanian foreign minister, this will mark his first ever visit to any Asian country since he took office in late 2015, a sign of intensifying cooperation between South Korea and Tanzania, the ministry also said.

During his visit here, Mahiga will meet with officials from KOICA, the state-run official development assistance provider, as well as South Korean business leaders and academics.

pbr@yna.co.kr
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