Japan, China, S. Korea to Help World Tackle Environmental Issues

Politics

Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Pref., Nov. 24 (Jiji Press)--Environment ministers from Japan, China and South Korea agreed on Sunday to promote the three countries' expertise to help the world tackle environmental issues such as marine plastic waste.

The ministers, meeting in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan, also agreed to compile a common action plan for the five years through 2024 to enhance the three countries' cooperation in the environment field.

The action plan will focus on eight areas, including marine plastic and other waste as well as climate change.

The three East Asian neighbors "have become countries that play a significant role in protecting the global environment," Japanese Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi said at a press conference after the meeting.

"The countries are determined not only to resolve their own problems together but to contribute to the world," Koizumi said.

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