On the trade front, the South Korean government is continuing efforts to highlight the injustice of Japan's export curbs on Seoul to European countries, ahead of the G7 summit of world leaders next week.
On Friday local time, Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Yoon Soon-gu visited the EU headquarters in Brussels and spoke to a top official from the executive committee to explain Seoul's current situation with Tokyo.
Yoon also met with other officials from G7 nations such as Italy and Germany over the past week.
The Foreign Ministry's Deputy Minister for Economic Affairs Yun Kang-hyeon also visited France and the UK to speak with his counterparts.
This is seen as an effort to clarify South Korea's stance on the matter ahead of next week's G7 summit, where Japan is also expected to take part.