SEOUL, July 20 (Yonhap) — South Korea’s trade minister held a roundtable meeting with ambassadors from seven Asian countries in Seoul on Thursday to discuss ways to collaborate on achieving net-zero carbon emissions.
Trade Minister Ahn Duk-geun met with ambassadors from Vietnam, the Philippines, Thailand, and Bangladesh, among other nations, and discussed how to join forces to reach the zero-emission target, according to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy.
Ahn emphasized the importance of strengthening partnerships with the countries and promised to provide assistance in the policymaking and implementation of responses to climate change.
The ambassadors expressed their commitment to participating in successful joint projects, the ministry said.
South Korea has set a goal of reducing its emissions by 40 percent from 2018 levels by 2030 and becoming carbon neutral by 2050.