Moon Jae-in delivers his speech on the govt’s 2019 budget proposal during a plenary session at the National Assembly in Seoul. File photo/Reuters
South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in has urged Japan to withdraw export controls on high-tech materials bound for South Korea, he said on Monday, calling the restriction a bid to limit bilateral private trade with a political aim.
In his first public remarks on Japan’s restriction on exports to South Korea, Moon said the issue had became a concern for the world as it put a global supply chain at risk.
South Korea’s tech giant Samsung Electronics Co and SK Hynix Inc - the world’s top memory chipmakers, and suppliers to Apple and China’s Huawei Technologies - could face delays if the measures that took effect on Thursday drag on.
South Korea’s president said on Wednesday Japan’s export curbs on key materials used by South Korean technology firms could be prolonged and Seoul will help companies reduce their reliance on Japanese suppliers.
The United States was “very encouraged” by a recent meeting between the leaders of South Korea and Japan, a top US diplomat said on Wednesday, as strained ties threatened to undercut three-way security cooperation on North Korea.
South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in on Monday suggested high-level talks to resolve a deepening political and trade row with Japan during a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe,
A video clip of Egyptian couple riding e-scooters to their wedding venue has gone viral on social media. The video showed the couple, each riding a e-scooter, and behind them were the cars celebrating their marriage in Giza Governorate.
Of those hurt in the accident, 138 sustained minor injuries and a further 24 were still in hospital, the health ministry said. The blast blew out the windows of several houses in the surrounding area and damaged their interiors.
The initiative is inspired by the pioneering success of Dubai Police’s Smart Police Stations (SPS), which provide security and community services around the clock, without human intervention.
The meeting addressed cooperation between the UAE and the Comoros and opportunities to advance ties in the economic, trade, investment, and development fields to achieve the aspirations of the two countries and peoples.