S. Korea, Japan to hold first transport meeting in 8 years

South Korea and Japan plan to hold their first meeting of transport officials in eight years this week, Seoul's land ministry said Sunday, amid a recent thaw in bilateral relations. The two countries plan to hold high-level talks of transport officials in Seoul on Tuesday to share related policies and seek cooperation, according to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport. Seoul and Japan launched the talks in 2000 but suspended them after 2016. The resumption came after the two countries held a summit in March last year, which paved the way for the improvement of bilateral ties. The two nations aim to exchange their perspectives on a wide array of issues, including rural transportation systems and eco-friendly mobility. "The meeting, marking the first of its kind in eight years, will reconfirm the importance of the bilateral cooperation between South Korea and Japan," an official from the transport ministry said. "We hope to continue exchanges to build grounds for the future of ties." Source : Yonhap News Agency