SEOUL: South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol on Monday asked Japanese business leaders to continue to communicate with their South Korean counterparts.
Business leaders in Japan and South Korea need to communicate closely to promote bilateral cooperation at a time when stronger economic security is necessary, Yoon said in a meeting in Seoul with a Japanese delegation including Masakazu Tokura, chairman of the Japan Business Federation, or Keidanren.
Yoon told the meeting that cooperation between business leaders in Japan and South Korea will be strong support for the two countries’ relations and that the countries need to work together to build a future-oriented cooperative relationship, according to the South Korean presidential office.
He said that the resumption of meetings between Japanese and South Korean business leaders for the first time in three years and the visit by the Keidanren delegation to South Korea will lead to active bilateral exchanges.
The South Korean president also said that Tokyo and Seoul need to make efforts together to resolve bilateral pending matters.
Tokura told reporters after the meeting that he asked Yoon to build solid political relations with Japan including by holding a bilateral summit at an early date. Yoon appeared eager to hold a summit, according to Tokura.