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ROK conveys concern to UNESCO on recommendation of Sado gold mine as World Heritage site 

  • February 24, 2022
  • , Mainichi, Yomiuri, Sankei
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Mainichi, Yomiuri, and Sankei wrote that South Korea’s Foreign Ministry announced on Wednesday that Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong held talks with UNESCO Director-General Azoulay at the organization’s headquarters in Paris on Tuesday. Chung reportedly expressed Seoul’s strong concern over Japan’s recommendation for the inclusion of the gold mine on Sado Island in UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites by arguing that the mine was the site of forced labor by Koreans.  

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