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Negotiations for “Free Trade Agreement” Assailed in S. Korea

Pyongyang, March 12 (KCNA) — Public organizations in south Korea on March 6 protested against the decision to push ahead with the negotiations for the signing of the “Free Trade Agreement”, which was made at the first preliminary meeting for the negotiations between the United States and the south Korean authorities, according to south Korean KBS.

The emergency measure committee of agricultural, stockbreeding and fishing industries called a press conference in front of the building of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and charged that the “government” and conservative media are misleading the public opinion, asserting the FTA would serve as a “motive force for economic growth”, though agriculture will sustain greatest damage from the FTA if it is signed.

The preparatory committee for the All-People Measure Committee to Defend Screen Quota and Check the U.S.-south Korea Free Trade Agreement, too, held a press conference at which it denounced the “government” for its humiliating moves to persistently push forward the negotiations without public consensus.
The Measure Committee of Moviemen to Check the Cultural Aggression and Defend Screen Quota declared that it would stage an all-night sit-in strike at the Citizens Park in Kwanghwamun, Seoul, from March 6 in order to maintain the screen quota without fail.

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