- Title: South Korea's Prime Minister expresses regret over Japan's 'white list' removal
- Date: 28th August 2019
- Summary: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (FILE) (REUTERS) EXTERIOR OF SOUTH KOREA'S NATIONAL ASSEMBLY SOUTH KOREA'S NATIONAL ASSEMBLY FLAG
- Embargoed: 11th September 2019 04:58
- Keywords: South Korea Japan white list Blue House government lawmakers
- Location: SEJONG, SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
- City: SEJONG, SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
- Country: South Korea
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA002AU4RSCN
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon on Wednesday (August 28) expressed regret over Japan's 'white list' measure, vowing to refer the issue to the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
Lee and ministers held a meeting and agreed to provide 5 trillion won ($4.12 billion) from 2020-2022 to stabilise supply chains in affected sectors of the economy.
"We once again urge Japan to refrain from further worsening the situation and sincerely respond to our offer of dialogue to restore relations," Lee said during the meeting.
Earlier in the day, South Korean ruling party lawmakers also held a meeting with Kim Sang-jo, policy chief of South Korean President Moon Jae-in, and other government officials and decided to support damaged companies.
(Production: Daewoung Kim, Minwoo Park)
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