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Second Meeting of the Economic and Trade Forum in Seoul

On February 25, 2021, the Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) organized the second meeting of the Economic and Trade Forum themed "Korea - V4 Plus Economic Cooperation Forum"

The importance of the cooperation of Republic of Korea with the V4 countries was underlined at the meeting with the representatives of Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia by the personal participation of Ms. Myung-hee Yoo, Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy of Korea (MOTIE). Furthermore, from Korean side, the forum was also attended by Mr. Yoonjong Chun, MOTIE Director General, Mr. Taehee Woo, Vice Chairman of KCCI, senior managers of Korean companies (LG Energy solution, Hyundai Motor Group, POSCO, Doosan Bobcat, Hyosung Advanced Materials, Samsung Electronics and Samsung SDI), and representatives of Korean universities and associations.

The main topic of the forum was cooperation between the V4 countries and Korean companies and possible actions to expand cooperation in the fields below.

·         Energy Policy and Carbon Neutrality

·         Energy Sector Joint Research

After the introductory courtesy greeting, Ms. Myung-hee Yoo emphasized Korea's strong interest in cooperating with the V4 countries in the field of carbon neutrality with a focus on renewable energy sources. Following V4 ambassadors presented brief speeches.

The Ambassador of the Czech Republic G. Slamečka emphasized the need for cooperation in the field of R&D in the field of transport and in the field of energy savings in his speech.

After that, very well-prepared presentations by KEEI (Korea Energy Economic Institute), KETEP (Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning) and K-Sure (Korea Trade Insurance Corporation) were presented.