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S. Korea, U.S. to hold cyber security talks

South Korea and the United States will hold a meeting in Washington, D.C. this week to strengthen cooperation on cyber security and other online policy issues that are expected to include how to cope with cyber terrorism by North Korea.

The meeting, set for Monday, will be the second of its kind after the first session last year. Choi Sung-joo, the ambassador for international security, will represent South Korea at the talks and his U.S. counterpart will be Christopher Painter, the coordinator for cyber issues at the U.S. State Department, the Foreign Ministry said.

The agenda includes trust building in cyberspace, developing international cyber standards, and strengthening bilateral and multilateral cooperation in coping with cyber crimes, the ministry said.

Talks on cyber security are expected to include measures to deal with cyber attacks by North Korea. Pyongyang has been accused of staging a series of cyber attacks on websites of major government agencies and financial institutions in South Korea. (Yonhap News)
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