In order to build a future-oriented cooperative relationship, students from Japan, China, and South Korea have started a program in China to exchange opinions and exchange opinions on world issues.This year, in its 10th year, students from Southeast Asia will also be invited for the first time to expand the region. It is being done.

This exchange program is held every year by the Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat, an international organization established based on an agreement between the governments of the three countries, recruiting students from each country.

To mark the 10th anniversary, students from ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries were invited for the first time, and a total of 50 students from nine countries participated in the opening ceremony held on the 27th in Nanning, southern China. Did.

Participating students said things like ``I want to share know-how and technology among East Asian countries that have common issues,'' and ``I want to make many friends and continue to have lifelong exchanges.'' Ta.

Afterwards, the students received lectures from experts on a variety of issues, including the disparity between developed and developing countries, in order to exchange opinions.

Lee Hee-seop, Secretary-General of the Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat, said, ``Future-oriented cooperation requires mutual understanding among young people.We will expand exchanges between the three countries and advance cooperation for the future of East Asia.'' I'm going,'' he said.

The exchange program will run until the 5th of next month, and aims to deepen understanding of international cooperation by exchanging opinions on issues common to each country, such as declining birthrates and aging populations, and climate change.