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Secretary-General Kim Ok-chae Delivers Congratulatory Remarks at the Second Northeast Asia Cooperation Roundtable Hosted by Jilin Province, China2021-10-06

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NEAR Secretary-General Kim Ok-chae delivered a congratulatory speech via video at the Second Northeast Asia Cooperation Roundtable, hosted by Chinese member Jilin Province, as the representative of the co-host organization. Mr. Kim commended Jilin Province on its efforts to contribute to exchange and cooperation in Northeast Asia. He also stressed that regional governments in Northeast Asia should realize sustainable development through honest communications and exchange. His remarks were reported in China via the local press, including Xinhuanet and the Jilin Daily.


The Roundtable Conference was held under the theme, “To Connect Market Resources and Jointly Build a Northeast Asia Maritime Economic Cooperation Community.” It was held on a large scale, with more than 140 participants from six Northeast Asian countries present, including participants from Hamgyeongbuk-do Province and Rasun City, North Korea. The joint statement, including the decision to hold the next roundtable in 2023, was adopted.

 
As a major event of the China-Northeast Asia Expo, the roundtable serves as a platform to promote exchange and cooperation among provincial cities and realize common prosperity. The conference was first held at Changchun City, Jilin Province, in 2019. Currently, representatives of regional governments from six countries, China, North Korea, South Korea, Mongolia, Japan, and Russia, have participated.