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Korea’s Key Diplomatic Tasks
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will focus its capacity on the following diplomatic tasks to fulfill the national vision of “A nation of the people, a just Republic of Korea.”
Peaceful resolution of the North Korean nuclear issue and the establishment of a peace regime on the Korean Peninsula
The Government of the Republic of Korea will make every diplomatic effort to achieve complete denuclearization and establish permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula. It will endeavor to make substantive progress toward complete denuclearization and build a permanent and solid peace regime on the Korean Peninsula.
Promotion of national interest through public and participatory diplomacy
The Government of the Republic of Korea will establish an integrated participatory diplomacy apparatus by increasing interactive communication with the people, endorsing public participation, and focusing on the capacity of participatory diplomacy. Simultaneously, the Government of the Republic of Korea will strive to promote the proper understanding of the Republic of Korea and garner awareness and support of its foreign policy through strategic public diplomacy.
Pursuing assertive cooperative diplomacy with neighboring countries
The Government of the Republic of Korea will strengthen close cooperation with the People’s Republic of China, Japan, and the Russian Federation with the alliance between the Republic of Korea and the United States of America playing a central role. It will conduct cooperative diplomacy, in a proactive and assertive manner, with its four neighboring countries to establish permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula, which includes dealing with the North Korean nuclear issue and fostering coprosperity in Eurasia.
Establishment of a Northeast Asia+ Community of Responsibility
Within the current state of tension and contention in the region, the Government of the Republic of Korea will build a peaceful and cooperative environment conducive to the long-term prosperity and survival of the Republic of Korea. It will establish the Northeast Asia Peace and Cooperation Platform based on a pillar of peace, and pursue its New Northern Policy and New Southern Policy beyond the region based on a pillar of prosperity.
Strengthening economic diplomacy and development cooperation to promote national interest
The Government of the Republic of Korea will create an open, international economic environment; expand cooperation with emerging market countries; and actively respond to climate change. It will strengthen the Republic of Korea’s contributions to the international community through efficient development cooperation and enhance national interest.
Strengthening the protection of Korean nationals traveling abroad and expanding support of overseas Koreans
For Korean nationals residing abroad, the Government of the Republic of Korea will establish a methodical system to protect them and strive to increase their benefits. Furthermore, it will vitalize the Korean global network and strengthen the capacity of Koreans abroad.