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OECD holds technology policy meeting

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's science committee opened a general meeting in Daejeon on Thursday to share ideas on the role of the science technology in economic and social development.

At the closed-door OECD Committee for Science and Technology Policy meeting, participants also discussed ways to foster science experts and assist underdeveloped nations in the segment, a source with knowledge of the matter said.

The OECD CSTP was first established in 1972 to promote cooperation in the science realm among developed countries.

Currently, the committee also includes a handful of partners, including China, India, Indonesia and South Africa.

South Korea was an observer nation but was included in the committee after becoming a member of the OECD in 1996.

Science ministers from member nations of the OECD had adopted a joint declaration Wednesday charting out a vision and guidelines for sustainable and inclusive growth through scientific development.

The "Daejeon Declaration on Science, Technology and Innovation Policies for the Global and Digital Age" came after a two-day meeting of top science policymakers from members of the Paris-based organization in Daejeon, the country's hub of technology research located 164 kilometers south of Seoul.

The OECD Ministerial Meeting Daejeon 2015, World Science & Technology Forum will run through Friday, with South Korean experts and citizens planning to hold a joint conference on the last day to discuss ways to utilize the achievements of the event. (Yonhap)

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