(Yicai Global) April 13 -- The environment ministries of South Korea, China and Japan will hold a joint departmental conference in Incheon, South Korea to discuss cooperative smog reduction and environmental protection.
The joint departmental conference set for April 26 will draft a joint communique and discuss implementation of the working plan for 2015-2019 and the project development plan for 2017-018, Korean Yonhap news agency reported.
Korea-China and Korea-Japan bilateral meetings will be held during the conference to consider the establishment of a Korean-Chinese environmental cooperation center, a Korean-Japanese migratory bird protection association and medium-term multilateral collaboration, the South Korean ministry said. The three department heads will hear a report on fine particulate matter from the fourth Tripartite Air Pollution Policy Dialogue in February, and a joint air pollution investigation plan will be drawn up.
This meeting will lay the groundwork for the 19th Tripartite Meeting of environmental ministers to be held on Aug. 24 and 25 in Suwon, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, and two working conferences will be staged between the three parties before that, South Korea's environment ministry disclosed.