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S. Korea hosts global maritime conference

All Headlines 08:59 May 17, 2018

SEJONG, May 17 (Yonhap) -- South Korea kicked off an international conference on its southern resort island of Jeju on Thursday to promote global cooperation on a range of maritime issues, the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries said.

Under the theme of promoting maritime cooperation, the two-day Global Ocean Regime Conference, which started in 2013, brings together experts and officials from across the world.

The participants will discuss ways to enhance international cooperation on such issues as maritime climate change, the protection of the maritime environment, the development of seabed resources and maritime territory, the ministry said.

Foreign participants include Paik Jin-hyun, president of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), Judge Shunji Yanai of ITLOS and other senior officials of international maritime agencies. Kim Sung-jin, South Korea's former maritime minister, is among the domestic participants.

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