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S. Korea to hold seminar to celebrate 20th anniversary of joining OECD

2016/10/20 16:02

SEOUL, Oct. 20 (Yonhap) -- South Korea will hold a seminar next week to discuss more cooperation with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) it joined two decades ago, the foreign ministry said Thursday.

The seminar will be held Tuesday in Seoul, with around 150 government officials, economic experts and OECD representatives, including its Secretary-General Angel Gurria on hand, according to the ministry.

The event comes in time for the 20th anniversary of South Korea's joining of the OECD, which is deemed to be a club of advanced countries.

Participants are expected to discuss the economic achievements South Korea has made over the past two decades, long-term challenges confronting its economy, and more cooperation between the country and the OECD, the ministry said.

On the sidelines of the gathering, Gurria is to hold a meeting with South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se to discuss ways of expanding bilateral cooperation on diverse global issues, according to the ministry.