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Senior diplomats from S Korea, Japan to meet in Tokyo

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-09-17 16:34

SEOUL -- Director general-level diplomats from South Korea and Japan will meet in Tokyo on Thursday, the first in around four years, to discuss cultural exchanges, Seoul's Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.

The 16th round of meeting will be attended by Kim Dong-gi, director-general of the cultural affairs bureau at the South Korean Foreign Ministry, and his Japanese counterpart Jun Shinmi.

It would be the first such meeting since the previous round was held in 2010, the ministry said, noting it reflects the willingness of both countries to enhance cooperation in the cultural sector.

During the meeting, the two diplomats will review the current situation of bilateral cultural exchanges and discuss how to enhance cultural and personnel exchanges between the two countries.

The two sides will also discuss holding cultural events next year to mark the 50th anniversary of normalizing diplomatic ties between South Korea and Japan.

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