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2007/06/30 19:38 KST
S. Korea to host OECD World Forum in 2009

SEOUL, June 30 (Yonhap) -- South Korea will likely host the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's World Forum in 2009, a government official now participating in this year's meeting said Saturday.

Seoul has expressed its bid to host the OECD's third World Forum during this year's session in Istanbul, Turkey, and the OECD will soon start an internal process to accept the proposal, Kim Dae-you, commissioner at the Korea National Statistical Office who participated in the four-day forum that ended Saturday, said by telephone.