SEOUL, July 7 (Yonhap) -- Two top South Korean economic policymakers met with business leaders Sunday to discuss ways to cope with Japan's export restrictions, Cheong Wa Dae has confirmed.
Economy and Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki and Kim Sang-jo, chief of staff to President Moon Jae-in for policy, had consultations with representatives from "major companies on the uncertainty over external economic conditions," according to Cheong Wa Dae spokesperson, Ko Min-jung.
They agreed to "communicate actively and closely" with each other going forward, she added.
She stopped short of revealing the venue and the names of the companies, as well as the number of participants.
Another Cheong Wa Dae official said the meeting was part of efforts to collect opinions from the business circle on Japan's control on exports to South Korea of high-tech materials.