Others The Opening Reception: The Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat - 2011.09.27 2011.09.27

The Opening Reception of the Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (hereafter referred to as the “Secretariat”) was held in Seoul on September 27th, 2011.

The ROK foreign minister Kim Sung-hwan, Japanese Ambassador to the ROK Muto Masatoshi and Chinese Ambassador to the ROK Zhang Xinsen attended the reception.

In the ceremony, the first Secretary-General of the Secretariat, Ambassador Shin Bong-Kil said “I expect the secretariat will grow as a powerful international body like the European Union or the Association of Southeast Asian Nations”.

The Secretariat will provide technical support for the operation and management of the trilateral consultative mechanisms and to facilitate the exploration and implementation of cooperative projects.