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6th Trilateral Tourism Ministers’ Meeting to be held in Gangwon Province

The sixth Trilateral Tourism Ministers’ Meeting involving Korea, China and Japan will be held in Gangwon Province from May 28 to 31.

The upcoming meeting will be attended by nearly 400 people from the government, tourism industry and academic arena.

The three countries agreed to hold the annual top-level tourism forum to discuss tourism exchange and cooperation back in 2006.

Korean Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Choung Byoung-gug, Shao Qiwei, director of China's National Tourism Administration, and Japanese Tourism Minister Akihiro Ohata will attend the meeting on May 29 to discuss tourism exchange and cooperation and adopt the “Pyeongchang Declaration” Joint statement.

The declaration is expected to contain agreements on building a joint response system for tourism emergencies, expansion of tourism cooperation and youth exchanges and promotion of fair trade.

As part of the meeting, scholars and experts in the tourism industry will hold a forum to discuss ways to boost tourism exchanges.

The closing ceremony will be held on May 30 on Nami Island in the city of Chuncheon after a tour of Pyeongchang, which is currently bidding to host the 2018 Winter Olympics.

By Yoon Sojung Staff Writer



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