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South Korea, Germany vow to join ties in energy segment


South Korea and Germany on Wednesday vowed to beef up their economic ties centering on the energy sector, which will play a significant role in the recovery of their virus-hit economies.

Seoul's energy and trade officials held a virtual meeting with their German counterparts and discussed a wide array of issues, including expanding cooperation in the education and green energy segments, according to the Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy, South Korean News Agency (Yonhap) reported.

The meeting came after the two countries agreed to launch working groups on the two countries' economic issues related to trade, industry, and energy in December last year.

In May, the two countries vowed to expand cooperation in developing sustainable energy technology and phasing out nuclear power plants.

Officials discussed ways to foster trade and investment between the two countries as well.

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, South Korea said the country maintained close trade ties with Germany over the January-June period. Trade between the two countries came to $14.5 billion over the first half of 2020, rising 6 percent from the previous year.