August 1, 2019 / 3:47 AM / a month ago

S.Korea says remains wide apart over trade row with Japan - News1

SEOUL, Aug 1 (Reuters) - South Korea’s Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that Seoul and Tokyo remained wide apart over a trade dispute after the two sides held ministerial talks in Bangkok, News1 reported.

“There is still considerable gap between the two sides,” an identified foreign ministry official told reporters, News1 said. “There is no major change in Japan’s stance,” he said.

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha met her Japanese counterpart Taro Kono on Thursday in Bangkok, hoping to defuse escalating tensions between the two countries over Japan’s tighter export controls.

Reporting by Hyunjoo Jin; Editing by Michael Perry

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