Asia Cooperation Dialogue(ACD) is a pan-Asian cooperation framework founded in 2002 with 18 countries. The ACD is guided by the core value of positive thinking, informality, voluntarism, non-institutionalization, openness for diversity, and the comfort level of member countries. It aims to consolidate Asian strengths and fortify Asia's competitiveness by maximizing the diversity and rich resources in Asia. The forum constitutes the missing link in Asian cooperation via attempts to incorporate every Asian country, hence building an Asian Community that is neither duplicating other organizations nor creating bloc against others.
|Northeast Asia (4)||ROK, China, Japan, Mongolia|
|Southeast Asia (7)||Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam|
|Southwest Asia (10)||Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Pakistan, Srilanka, Afghanistan, Nepal|
|Central Asia (5)||Russia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan|
|Middle East (8)||Bahrain, Iran, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Turkey|
Composition : Since its inception, ACD has developed into two dimensions, namely, dialogue and projects.
※ ROK's role : Designated as the prime mover for IT cooperation, ROK has developed and carried out diverse IT cooperation projects designed to bridge the digital divide among ACD members.