S. Korea and Japan to hold bilateral talks at WTO in Geneva on Tuesday
Updated: 2019-11-18 09:23:17 KST
The second round of bilateral talks between South Korea and Japan over Tokyo's export restrictions will take place at the WTO's headquarters in Geneva on Tuesday local time.
"This is a consultation that follows the WTO dispute settlement procedures, so we will sincerely engage in discussions that meet the purpose and intent of the talks."
Speaking to reporters Monday before heading to Geneva, the trade ministry's director general for trade legal affairs said the government will do its utmost to resolve Japan's export restriction measures.
Seoul and Tokyo held their first round of talks last month at the WTO but failed to reach an agreement.
In July, Japan imposed export curbs on three key materials to Seoul that are used to produce semiconductors and display panels.