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Deputy Prime Minister Hong Nam-ki “Response based on US semiconductor information requests and corporate autonomy”

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In recent years, the global technology competition is getting fiercer, and there is an atmosphere that puts national interests first.

To respond to this, the Korean government also created the ‘External Economic and Security Strategy Meeting’, a consultative body that combines economy and security, and held its first meeting today.

From the first meeting, sensitive issues such as the US request for information on semiconductors, CPTPP, and accession to the Comprehensive Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership were raised on the agenda.

Reporter Park Ye-won reports.

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The government announced today that the 1st External Economic and Security Strategy Meeting was held at the Government Complex in Seoul.

The meeting was attended by 5 ministers of economic ministries, including the Deputy Prime Minister, and 11 people, including the first deputy director of the National Intelligence Service, the National Security Office, and the Blue House.

The Foreign Economy and Security Strategy Meeting was created by expanding the existing Foreign Economic Ministers’ Meeting to make a highly strategic decision by considering the security point of view together with the economic strategy.

The first meeting, the first agenda, was the direction of responding to the US request for information on semiconductors.

Deputy Prime Minister Hong mentioned that the government has been discussing this issue at relevant ministerial meetings and has been closely negotiating between South Korea and the US.

He also emphasized that discussions will be held in consideration of corporate autonomy over sensitive information, and that the government will share information with companies to support timely responses.

[홍남기/경제부총리 : “특히 정부는 기업계와의 소통 협력을 각별히 강화해 나가고자 합니다.”]

Another item on the agenda was accession to the Comprehensive Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership, or CPTPP.

CPTPP is a consultative body launched by Japan, Australia, and Mexico on December 30, 2018, and countries around the world are moving quickly, with China applying for membership while the US is expected to return.

Deputy Prime Minister Hong Nam-ki said that he had no choice but to decide whether to join the CPTPP during a meeting of finance ministers of 20 major countries on the 14th at a meeting to be held on October 25th.

Today, one week before the decision, we checked the economic and strategic value of joining the membership and the factors of concern, such as damage to sensitive areas, and adjusted the implementation schedule.

In addition, the government decided to discuss strategies for nurturing and protecting our technology in the global technological hegemony at today’s meeting, and to come up with additional detailed measures in collaboration between ministries.

This is Park Ye-won from KBS News.

Cinematographer: Hyu-dong Kim/Video editing: Chan-eui Han

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