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Koreas set to discuss cooperation in forestry sector

All Headlines 15:05 July 03, 2018

SEOUL, July 3 (Yonhap) -- South and North Korea will hold working-level talks this week to discuss cooperation in the forestry sector as part of efforts to fulfill their leader's summit agreement to expand cross-border exchanges.

The two Koreas exchanged the lists of the names of their delegations to the meeting to be held on the southern side of the truce village of Panmunjom on Wednesday, according to the ministry.

South Korea will send a three-member delegation led by Ryu Kwang-soo, vice minister of the Korea Forest Service. His North Korean counterpart will be Kim Song-jun, a senior official at the ministry of environmental protection, the ministry said.

The two are expected to discuss ways to help the North deal with deforestation problems caused by excessive logging and explore cooperation in other relevant areas.

Observers said that a joint study could also be proposed during the talks aimed at figuring out the exact condition of the North's forestry.

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