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.
South Korea’s foreign minister told US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that Japan’s export curbs against Seoul are “undesirable,” the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday, as a trade row between
Abe will not hold talks with Moon unless Seoul takes constructive steps over World War-Two era forced labour and other issues, the paper said.
All new cases are in a stable condition and are undergoing treatment, says ministry. The total number of cases in the country jumps to 468.
The external medical services of the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company Seha has established in cooperation with the competent authorities the “Test Center for COVID-19” at Zayed Sports City in the capital Abu Dhabi.
In response to UAE schools rolling out remote learning programmes as directed by the UAE Ministry of Education (MoE), The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF), a Sharjah-based global humanitarian organisation dedicated to helping refugees and people in need worldwide, has announced the contribution of Dhs300,000 to the Al Ahliya Charity schools to support distance learning of Sharjah students who study in schools that run on charitable funding.