In early September, we met with the North Korean Ministry of Finance and various banks to discuss joint training on tax reforms, tax policy and financial sector development. As part of these, we agreed on developing workshops in Pyongyang, as well as internships, personnel exchange and scholarships overseas for candidates deemed to have leadership potential.
We also emphasized the need for a transparent and fair process that is able to select high potential candidates for overseas training. We pointed out that provision of candidates that fail to meet our standards would result in us and our partners cancelling future programs as we consider good selection a cornerstone of our programs.
As part of this discussion, we discussed internal promotion schemes at various institutions in order to enable us to work with key partners in helping them identify their top-performers for overseas opportunities.