[디지털투데이 고성현 기자] President Yoon Seok-yeol attended the ‘Korea-Japan Business Roundtable’ held at Keidanren Hall in Tokyo, Japan on the 17th and emphasized that “the key is cooperation in new high-tech industries in the future such as semiconductors, batteries, and electric vehicles.”
The event held in the afternoon was attended by four main group presidents: Kim Byung-joon, acting chairman of the Federation of Korean Industries, Kim Yoon, chairman of the Korea-Japan Economic Association, Lee Jae-yong, chairman of Samsung Electronics, Choi Tae-won, chairman of SK Group, Chung Eui-sun, chairman of Hyundai Motor Group, and Koo Kwang-mo, chairman of LG Group. In addition, the chairmanship of the Federation of Korean Industries (FKI), Lotte Group Chairman Shin Dong-bin, Samyang Holdings Chairman Kim Yoon, Kolon Group Honorary Chairman Lee Woong-yeol, Poongsan Group Chairman Ryu Jin, Hyosung Group Chairman Cho Hyun-joon, Was Chairman of the Federation of Small and Medium Businesses Kim Ki-moon, and Federation of Medium Enterprises Choi Jin-sik also present.
From the Japanese side, 11 people attended, including Masakazu Tokura, Chairman of Keidanren, Mikio Sasaki, Chairman of Japan-Korea Economic Association, Yasuhiro Sato, Special Advisor to Mizuho Financial Group, Tatsuo Yasunaka, Chairman of Mitsui Corporation, Toshiaki Higashihara, Chairman of Hitachi, and Hideki Kobori, Chairman of Asahi Kasei.
In his greeting, President Yoon said, “Let’s work together and respond to various global agendas such as supply chain, climate change, advanced science and technology, and economic security.” We need cooperation,” he said.
Also, referring to the ‘Korea-Japan Future Partnership Fund’ announced by the Federation of Korean Industries and Keidanren the day before, he added, “If exchanges between future generations increase and mutual understanding and cooperation expand, the relationship between the two countries is expanding. becoming stronger.”
The expected presence with the Prime Minister of Japan, Fumio Kishida, did not materialize.
In a press release, the President’s Office said, “The government intends to quickly restore ministerial-level cooperation channels in the economic sector, such as finance, industry, trade and resources, science and technology, etc.
It has been 14 years since former President Lee Myung-bak attended the ‘Korea-Japan Businessmen’s Conference’ held during his visit to Japan in June 2009 when the Korean president attended an event for Korean and Japanese businessmen. It is also the first time in about 20 years that the presidents of Korea’s four largest conglomerates have attended an event for Korean and Japanese businessmen.