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Korea, Philippines hold trade ministerial meeting in Manila 2019-04-18
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Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee (fifth from the right) and Philippine Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon M. Lopez (fifth from the left) explored ways to boost economic and trade ties between the two countries at a ministerial meeting held in Manila on April 17 (local time).

The two sides agreed to make the best effort to conclude negotiations for a bilateral free trade agreement in time for the Korea-ASEAN Commemorative Summit scheduled in November 2019.

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Seoul and Manila.