The ASEAN-RoK Commemorative Summit is underway in Busan. (Photo: Yonhap)

RoK-ASEAN trade up 20-fold in 30 years

The Republic of Korea (RoK)'s trade with Southeast Asian countries soared around twentyfold this year compared to that recorded in 1989, according to data released by the RoK Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy and the Korea International Trade Association as saying.

RoK President Moon Jae-in (right) and his Indonesian counterpart Joko Widodo (Source: Yonhap)

RoK to speed up CEPA talks with Indonesia

The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy of the Republic of Korea (RoK) said on February 19 that it has decided to resume talks on the signing of the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) with Indonesia after a hiatus of five years.