December 14, 2018
Outcome of Telephone Conversation between Foreign Minister and her Japanese Counterpart
Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha held a telephone conversation with Foreign Minister of Japan Taro Kono on December 12, and exchanged views on the ROK Supreme Court’s decision on forced labor victims. Minister Kang explained the ROK government’s position on the decision, and urged the Japanese side to respond prudently to the issue.
Vice Foreign Minister Cho Meets with Heads of Diplomatic Missions of France in Northeast Asia
Vice Foreign Minister Cho Hyun met with Director for Asia and Oceania of the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs of the French Republic Thierry Mathou, and heads of diplomatic missions of France in Northeast Asia at the Foreign Ministry in Seoul on December 12 and discussed the ROK-France relations.
4th Meeting of ROK-Cambodia Joint Committee Takes Place
Vice Foreign Minister Cho Hyun held the 4th meeting of the Republic of Korea-Kingdom of Cambodia Joint Committee with Under Secretary of State of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Cambodia Eat Sophea in Seoul on December 13.
3rd ROK-US Senior Economic Dialogue Takes Place
The third Republic of Korea-United States Senior Economic Dialogue took place in Washington DC on December 7, with Vice Foreign Minister Lee Tae-ho and Acting Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Manisha Singh leading their respective delegations.
ROK-Mekong Business Forum, 6th of its Kind and 1st in ROK, Takes Place
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, together with the Ministry of SMEs and Startups, hosted the sixth Republic of Korea-Mekong Business Forum in Seoul on December 13. The Forum brought together some 90 people, including government officials and entrepreneurs of the ROK and five countries in the Greater Mekong Subregion.
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