S. Korea, Germany seek win-win in youth job market
SEOUL, Sept, 20 (Yonhap) -- South Korea said Thursday it has proposed the establishment of a joint platform with Germany to promote exchanges of young job seekers.
The two sides agreed to have additional discussions on the suggestion, engaging in the 31st bilateral joint economic committee meeting in Berlin on Wednesday, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In particular, Germany is short of workers with science and engineering backgrounds, while South Korea, known for high-quality education, has suffered from a youth unemployment problem.
South Korea hopes that more of its young people will benefit from Germany's Ausbildung industrial training system and land local jobs.
The two sides also discussed ways to expand bilateral trade and investment as well as mutually beneficial cooperation in various sectors, including manufacturing, startups, renewable energy and ICT, the ministry said.
In the annual session, South Korea was represented by Yun Kang-hyeon, deputy foreign minister for economic affairs. His counterpart was Eckhard Franz, director general for external economic policy at the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy.
Source: Yonhap News Agency