TRILATERAL COOPERATION

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Promoting peace and co-prosperity among
China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea

Foreign Affairs

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Ministerial Meetings

Trilateral Foreign Ministers' Meeting Latest Event : 2019.08.21
9th Trilateral Foreign Ministers' Meeting
  • 2019.08.21
  • Beijing, China
■Participants
• China: State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi
• ROK: Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha
• ​Japan: Foreign Minister Kono Taro​​​
• TCS: Secretary-General LEE Jong-heon

■Agenda
1. Progress and future direction of trilateral cooperation
2. Regional and global issues
3. Preparation​ for the 8th Trilateral Summit Meeting​

■ Outcome
1. Agreed on the importance of trilateral cooperation and spoke highly of the outcome of the past 20 years’ cooperation. 
2. Agreed to further promote trilateral cooperation in the future and grasp the right direction of trilateral cooperation.
3. Agreed to jointly safeguard multilateralism and free trade system.​
4. Agreed to conclude the RCEP negotiations within this year and accelerate the progress of CJK FTA negotiations.​ ​
5. Agreed to strengthen the cooperation in the areas of science and technology and innovation.
6. Agreed to contribute to regional development through “Trilateral + X” cooperation.
7. Agreed to strengthen dialogues and communication to promote the process of political solution regarding the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula.  

■ Documents
Concept Paper on “Trilateral+X” Cooperation​
8th Trilateral Foreign Ministers' Meeting
  • 2016.08.24
  • Tokyo, Japan
■Participants
China: Minister of Foreign Affairs
Japan: Minister of Foreign Affairs
ROK: Minister of Foreign Affairs
TCS: Secretary General of the Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat

■Agenda
1. Progress and future direction of the trilateral cooperation
2. Regional and global issues
3. Other matters

■Outcome
1. Shared the view that the trilateral cooperation is conducive to boosting regional economic development, leading regional cooperation and achieving peace, stability and prosperity in the region.
2. Agreed to make continued efforts towards acceleration of the negotiation process on the trilateral FTA and to promote the negotiation on Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement to complete on schedule.
3. Shared the view that they would further cooperate in the fields of disaster management, environment, youth exchange and economy.
4. Reaffirmed the significance of strengthening policy consultations on international affairs such as counterterrorism, African affairs and Middle Eastern affairs.
5. Agreed to take advantage of the opportunity that they would successively host Olympic Games to share experience and carry out cooperation.
6. Shared the view that the repeated provocations by North Korea are totally unacceptable, and affirmed that the three countries would lead the efforts of the international community, including the UN Security Council.
7. Affirmed to build cooperative relationship within the multi-layered forum of East Asia and agreed to continue efforts for further integration of the ASEAN community. They also expressed cooperation for the G20 Hangzhou Summit to be held in the People's Republic of China in September.
7th Trilateral Foreign Ministers' Meeting

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  • 2015.03.21
  • Seoul, Korea
■Participants
China: Minister of Foreign Affairs
Japan: Minister of Foreign Affairs
ROK: Minister of Foreign Affairs
TCS: Secretary General of the Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat

■Agenda
1. Progress and future direction of the trilateral cooperation
2. Regional and global issues
3. Other matters

■Outcome
1. Agreed that three countries should address history-related issues properly and to work together to improve bilateral relations and to strengthen trilateral cooperation, in the spirit of facing history squarely and advancing towards the future.
2. Agreed to make continued efforts towards acceleration of the trilateral FTA negotiations
3. Agreed to expand cooperation in areas including nuclear safety, disaster management, environment, and youth exchange
4. Exchanged views on denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, East Asia cooperation, response to terrorism and extremism, the situation in Ukraine, Middle East Affairs, and international economy
5. Appreciated the efforts made by the TCS and welcomed the release of the “Matrix of Major Events for Trilateral Cooperation in 2015”
6. Agreed to continue making efforts to hold the Trilateral Summit at the earliest possible time
6th Trilateral Foreign Ministers' Meeting
  • 2012.04.08
  • Ningbo, China
■Participants
China: Minister of Foreign Affairs
Japan: Minister of Foreign Affairs
ROK: Minister of Foreign Affairs
TCS: Secretary General of the Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat

■Agenda
1. Progress and the future direction of the trilateral cooperation
2. Preparation for the 5th Trilateral Summit
3. Regional and international issues

■Outcome
1. The three foreign ministers agreed to further discuss the trilateral FTA with the prospect of an early launch of the negotiation and to build a trilateral circular economy model base at a faster pace.
2. Exchanged views on the DPRK’s announcement to launch the satellite, East Asian regional cooperation, nuclear safety, climate change and international economy.
3. Amb SHIN Bong-kil, the Secretary General of the TCS attended the Foreign Ministers Meeting for the first time. The three foreign ministers listened to Amb SHIN’s report and expressed satisfaction with TCS’ efforts.
5th Trilateral Foreign Ministers' Meeting
  • 2011.03.19
  • Kyoto, Japan
■Participants
China: Minister of Foreign Affairs
Japan: Minister of Foreign Affairs
ROK: Minister of Foreign Affairs

■Agenda
1. Progress and future direction of the trilateral cooperation
2. Preparation for the 4th Trilateral Summit Meeting
3. Regional and international issues

■Outcome
1. Agreed to hold the Fourth Trilateral Summit Meeting in Tokyo on May 21st and 22nd
2. Discussed the 2011 earthquake of the Pacific coast of Tohoku and agreed to strengthen the cooperation in disaster management and nuclear security
3. Agreed to support the establishment of the Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat
4. Discussed regional and international issues. Exchanged views on the Northeast Asian Situation, East Asian regional cooperation, disarmament and nonproliferation, climate changes and the trend of international economy
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Three-Party Committee Latest Event : 2007.11.20
5th Three-Party Committee

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  • 2007.11.20
  • Singapore, Singapore
■Participants
China: Minister of Foreign Affairs
Japan: Minister of Foreign Affairs
ROK: Minister of Foreign Affairs

■Agenda
1. Preparation for the 8th Trilateral Summit on the occasion of ASEAN+3 Leaders’ Meeting, including the adoption of the Progress Report of 2007
2. Regional and international issues (The state of affairs in the Korean peninsula of securing peace and security in Northeast Asia, energy and environmental issues)
3. Discuss new tripartite cooperative projects
4. Explore to hold the Trilateral Foreign Ministers Meeting

■Outcome
1. Adoption of the 2007 Progress Report on the Tripartite Cooperation
The three foreign ministers agreed to adopt the 2007 Progress Report on the Tripartite Cooperation, which includes all the achievements made in 2007 by the trilateral cooperation in various fields and the report would be submitted to the Trilateral Summit for the final approval.

2. Agreement on promotion of 13 new cooperative projects
The three foreign ministers agreed to promote 13 new cooperative projects. These projects include drawing up an Action Plan for Promoting Trilateral Cooperation, establishing a cyber secretariat for the Tripartite Cooperation and establishing a Trilateral Policy Dialogue on Africa.

3. Discussion about the current state of affairs in key regions and around the globe
The three foreign ministers have evaluated the Inter-Korean Summit, and shared the view that a peaceful resolution of the nuclear issue is vital to maintaining peace and stability in the Northeast Asian Region. They decided to cooperate closely with each other for this cause. Also, they agreed that a reform of the UN and the Security Council was necessary in order to strengthen the capability of the UN.

4. Discussion on East Asian regional cooperation
The three foreign ministers agreed that the three countries need to play a constructive and active role in the East Asia regional cooperation. They confirmed the importance of clarifying the roles of ASEAN+3 Summit and the East Asian Summit so as to ensure their complementarity.

■Documents
2007 Progress Report of the Trilateral Cooperation
4th Three-Party Committee

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  • 2007.01.12
  • Cebu, The Philippines
■Participants
China: Minister of Foreign Affairs
Japan: Minister of Foreign Affairs
ROK: Minister of Foreign Affairs

■Agenda
1. Preparation for the 7th Trilateral Summit Meeting
1) Joint press release and the adoption of 2005-2006 Progress Report of the Trilateral Cooperation
2. Regional and global issues
1) ASEAN+3 cooperation, plan for the East Asian Summit and East Asian community
2) The Nuclear issue and the UN issue
3) Plan for the next Three- Party Committee Meeting

■Outcome
1. Prepared for the 7th Trilateral Summit
1) Adjustment for the Joint Press Release of the Trilateral Summit
The three foreign ministers agreed that issuing a Joint Press Release on the 7th Trilateral Summit would be helpful to inform the public about the specific achievements of the Trilateral Cooperation. They reaffirmed the importance of the trilateral cooperation among the three leaders.
2) Adoption of the 2005-2006 Progress Report on the Tripartite Cooperation
The three foreign ministers reviewed the progress of the trilateral cooperation in various fields, adopted the 2005-2006 Progress Report on the Tripartite Cooperation and agreed to submit the report to the Trilateral Summit held on January 14, 2007. The report was approved at the Summit.

2. Discussed Ways to Strengthen the Tripartite Cooperation
1) Agreed to hold independent foreign ministers' meeting regularly.
The three foreign ministers agreed to hold the Tripartite Foreign Ministers' Meeting regularly at least once a year to speed up the systematization and substantialization process of the cooperation among the three countries, and decided to hold the initial meeting in the ROK in 2007.
2) Reviewed the concrete projects to be presented to the Trilateral Summit
The three foreign ministers discussed the specifics of the projects that would be presented during the Tripartite Summit such as the initiation of negotiations on the investment agreement, the designation of year 2007 as the Year of Cultural Exchange, setting up a consultation mechanism among senior foreign affairs officials (Deputy Minister), the implementation of an energy strategy dialogue, and a joint response against the dust and sandstorms problem.
3) Regional and Global Issues
The three foreign ministers share the view that a peaceful resolution of the nuclear crisis is crucial in safeguarding the peace and stability in the Northeast Asian region. Therefore, the three countries and other countries have decided to closely cooperate in order to reap real results like the swift resumption of the Six-Party Talks, and faithful implementation of the 9.19 Joint Declaration in a near future.

■Documents
2005-2006 Progress Report of the Trilateral Cooperation
3rd Three-Party Committee
  • 2005.05.07
  • Kyoto, Japan
■Participants
China: Minister of Foreign Affairs
Japan: Minister of Foreign Affairs
ROK: Minister of Foreign Affairs

■Agenda
1. Follow-up on measures of the 6th Trilateral Summit in 2004 and future direction of the trilateral cooperation
2. East Asian regional cooperation
3. Regional and global issues
4. Next Three-Party Committee

■Outcome
1. Agreed on the Action Strategy as a follow-up measure on strengthening the tripartite cooperation
The three foreign ministers reached an agreement on the follow-up measure to the Action Strategy, which was adopted during the Trilateral Summit held in Laos in November 2004 and agreed to strengthen real cooperation among the three countries through a faithful application of this Action Strategy.

2. Agreed to Strengthen Economic and Cultural Cooperation
The three foreign ministers agreed to encourage cooperation in protecting intellectual property rights, strengthen cooperation for securing a legal framework for investment and intensify research on the economic benefits of the trilateral FTA undertaken by the research institutes of the three countries.
The importance of the energy cooperation among the three countries was stressed. Also, the ministers exchanged views on strengthening cooperation and exchange among the three countries in the fields of culture, civil exchange and tourism.

3. Discussed East Asian Regional Cooperation
The three foreign ministers exchanged their opinions on the recent progress of ASEAN+3 and the East Asian Summit (EAS) held at the end of the year 2005. They urged to clarify the relation between the ASEAN+3 Summit and the EAS (East Asian Summit), and to respect the ASEAN member countries' leading role in the EAS. They agreed to take the East Asian community to another level by closely cooperating with ASEAN member countries.

4. The nuclear issue and UN reform
The three foreign ministers shared the view that the nuclear issue should be resolved peacefully through diplomatic means such as the Six-Party Talks and emphasized the need for its earliest possible resumption to achieve the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. They also agreed to work more closely together to secure the peace and prosperity in East Asia. They also discussed
UN reforms.

■Documents
Joint Press Statement of the Third Meeting of the Three-Party Committee
2nd Three-Party Committee

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  • 2004.11.27
  • Vientiane, Laos
Participants

China: Minister of Foreign Affairs
Japan: Minister of Foreign Affairs
ROK: Minister of Foreign Affairs

Agenda

1. East Asian regional cooperation (EAS, EAC)
2. Regional and global issues
3. Next Three-Party Committee

Outcome

1. Adoption of an Action Strategy on Trilateral Cooperation (ASTC) and a Progress Report on the Trilateral
Cooperation
The three foreign ministers adopted the Action Strategy on Trilateral Cooperation (ASTC) and the Progress
Report on the Trilateral Cooperation, which were drawn up following the Joint Declaration of 2003, and
decided to submit them to the Trilateral Summit held on November 29th, 2004.
2. Review of the Trilateral Cooperation
Japan showed interest in the promotion of investment agreement and installation of a working group on
intellectual property rights. China confirmed the hosting of the top officials meeting of three countries'
seismic authorities and the Science and Technology Ministers Meeting. ROK expressed contentment with the
fact that the launching the Energy Strategy Dialogue was included in the Action Strategy.
3. East Asian Regional Cooperation
The three foreign ministers shared the view that the East Asian community should be gradually promoted as a
long-term goal of the ASEAN+3 framework, and that in the process, three countries need to cooperate so that
their opinions can be reflected while respecting the ASEAN's leading role.
The three foreign ministers agreed to hold the inaugural East Asian Summit in one of the ASEAN member
countries, if a consensus to do so would be reached inside the ASEAN.
4. International and Regional Issues
1) The nuclear issue
Regarding the nuclear issue, the three foreign ministers agreed that the Six Party Talks should be held in the
near future and decided to cooperate for its swift resumption.
2) UN reform
The three foreign ministers have expressed their support for the UN reforms which will enable them to deal
with various issues efficiently under a fast changing international environment. China mentioned that they
welcomed Japan and ROK's actions to play more important role under the UN framework.

Documents

1. 2004 The Progress Report of the trilateral cooperation
2. The Action Strategy on Trilateral Cooperation
1st Three-Party Committee
  • 2004.06.21
  • Qingdao, China
■Participants
China: Minister of Foreign Affairs
Japan: Minister of Foreign Affairs
ROK: Minister of Foreign Affairs

■Agenda
1. Future direction of the Trilateral Cooperation
2. Regional and global issues
3. Issues about holding the next Three-Party Committee and Trilateral Summit

■Outcome
1. Agreed on the Future Direction of the Three-Party Committee
The three foreign ministers discussed the future direction of the Three-Party Committee, and agreed that the committee meetings should be held more than once a year and every country should take turns hosting it and that the delegate group of the committee should include delegates from related government ministries.

2. Agreed to draw up an Action Strategy on Trilateral Cooperation (ASTC) and a Progress Report on the Trilateral Cooperation
The three foreign ministers agreed to draw up a Progress Report on the Trilateral Cooperation about the current state of the cooperative projects and an Action Strategy on Trilateral Cooperation (ASTC), the outlook of each project. Also, they planned to submit these documents to the Trilateral Summit meeting expected to be held in Laos in November 2004.

3. Reviewed the Progress of the Trilateral Cooperation, and the East Asian cooperation
a) The three foreign ministers evaluated the cooperation on the joint study on FTA and the modality of the investment agreement as well as cooperative areas where Ministerial Level Meetings were being held (foreign affairs, finance, economy, trade and commerce, IT, science and technology, IPR), and agreed to consolidate the cooperation. They also discussed the need for cooperation in energy.
b) The three foreign ministers evaluated ASEAN's leading role in regional cooperation, and shared the view that they need to pursue the development of the East Asian community.

4. Discussed the regional Issues
The three foreign ministers had a deep discussion about the current state of affairs such as the nuclear issue.

■Documents
Joint Press Statement, The Inaugural Meeting of the Three-Party Committee

Senior Officials' Meetings

Trilateral Senior Foreign Affairs Officials’ Consultation Latest Event : 2018.05.08
N/AClosed Trilateral Senior Foreign Affairs Officials’ Consultation
  • 2018.05.08
  • Tokyo, Japan
■Participants
• China: Vice Foreign Minister of China
• Japan: Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan
• ROK: Deputy Foreign Minister of the ROK
• TCS: Deputy Secretary-General

■Agenda
1. Preparing for the 7th Trilateral Summit Agenda
* Negotiation on the deliverables and outcome documents
2. Current status of trilateral cooperation and future directions for development

■Outcomes
"Preparation for the 7th Trilateral Summit
- specific contents are not to be disclosed"
12th Trilateral Senior Foreign Affairs Officials’ Consultation
  • 2016.08.21
  • Tokyo, Japan
■Participants
China: Minister of Foreign Affairs
Japan: Minister of Foreign Affairs
ROK: Minister of Foreign Affairs

■Agenda
1. Future direction of the Trilateral Cooperation
2. Regional and global issues
3. Issues about holding the next Three-Party Committee and Trilateral Summit

■Outcome
1. Agreed on the Future Direction of the Three-Party Committee
The three foreign ministers discussed the future direction of the Three-Party Committee, and agreed that the committee meetings should be held more than once a year and every country should take turns hosting it and that the delegate group of the committee should include delegates from related government ministries.

2. Agreed to draw up an Action Strategy on Trilateral Cooperation (ASTC) and a Progress Report on the Trilateral Cooperation
The three foreign ministers agreed to draw up a Progress Report on the Trilateral Cooperation about the current state of the cooperative projects and an Action Strategy on Trilateral Cooperation (ASTC), the outlook of each project. Also, they planned to submit these documents to the Trilateral Summit meeting expected to be held in Laos in November 2004.

3. Reviewed the Progress of the Trilateral Cooperation, and the East Asian cooperation
a) The three foreign ministers evaluated the cooperation on the joint study on FTA and the modality of the investment agreement as well as cooperative areas where Ministerial Level Meetings were being held (foreign affairs, finance, economy, trade and commerce, IT, science and technology, IPR), and agreed to consolidate the cooperation. They also discussed the need for cooperation in energy.
b) The three foreign ministers evaluated ASEAN's leading role in regional cooperation, and shared the view that they need to pursue the development of the East Asian community.

4. Discussed the regional Issues
The three foreign ministers had a deep discussion about the current state of affairs such as the nuclear issue.

■Documents
Joint Press Statement, The Inaugural Meeting of the Three-Party Committee
11th Trilateral Senior Foreign Affairs Officials’ Consultation
  • 2015.10.31
  • Seoul, Korea
■Participants
China: Vice Foreign Minister of China
Japan: Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan
ROK: Deputy Foreign Minister of the ROK
TCS: Deputy Secretary-General

■Agenda
1. Preparing for the 8th Foreign Ministers’ Meeting:
* Announcement of the agenda and results
2. Current status of trilateral cooperation and future directions for development
3. Key regional and international issues
4. Items relating to TCS:
* Secretariat budgets and cooperation funds

■Outcome
• Preparation for the 8th Foreign Ministers’ Meeting:
- Announced the agenda and results
- Current status of trilateral cooperation and future directions for development
- Key regional and international issues
- Items related to the TCS (Secretariat budgets and cooperation funds)
10th Trilateral Senior Foreign Affairs Officials’ Consultation
  • 2015.03.11
  • Seoul, Korea
■Participants
China: Vice Foreign Minister of China
Japan: Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan
ROK: Deputy Foreign Minister of the ROK
TCS: Deputy Secretary-General

■Agenda
Preparation for the 7th Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
- Agreement on the agenda, joint media release, and new Cooperation Projects
- Evaluation of Trilateral Cooperation and directions for development
- Discussion on items relating to the Trilateral Secretariat
- Budget and replacing the Secretariat

■Outcome
1. Preparation for the 7th Foreign Ministers’ Meeting:
1) Agreed on the agenda, joint media release, and new Cooperation Projects
2) Evaluated progress of trilateral cooperation and discussed directions for development
3) Discussed on items related to the TCS – budget issues
9th Trilateral Senior Foreign Affairs Officials’ Consultation
  • 2014.09.11
  • Seoul, Korea
■Participants
China: Vice Foreign Minister of China
Japan: Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan
ROK: Deputy Foreign Minister of the ROK
TCS: Deputy Secretary-General

■Agenda
1. Issues related to the Trilateral Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and the Summit
2. Evaluating the status of trilateral cooperation and discussing future directions
3. Directions for trilateral cooperation

■Outcome
1. Agreed on the active execution of cooperation projects in various fields
2. Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS) to attend the ASEAN+3 Summit
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Trilateral High-level Dialogue on the Arctic Latest Event : 2018.06.08
3nd Trilateral High-level Dialogue on the Arctic

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  • 2018.06.08
  • Shanghai, China
■Participants
China: Special Representative for Arctic Affairs, MOFA
Japan: Ambassador in charge of Arctic Affairs, MOFA
ROK: Ambassador for Arctic Affairs, MOFA

■Outcome
• Recognized that the changing Arctic brings about opportunities and challenges with global implications and international impacts, and reaffirmed the importance for the international community to maintain peace, stability and constructive cooperation in a rule based manner.
• Stressed the importance of policy dialogue in enhancing mutual understanding and facilitating cooperation in the Arctic among the three countries, welcoming the first white paper on China's Arctic Policy publicized this January as well as the third Basic Plan on Ocean Policy adopted by Japan to further strengthen its policy in the Arctic.
• Noted with expectation that ROK is planning to announce its 2nd Arctic Policy Master Plan in the coming months.
• Supported the enhancement of the exchange of information on Arctic expeditions, encouraged the sharing of scientific data and further development of collaborative surveys, and discussed the possibility of exploring other areas for cooperation in the Arctic.

■Documents
Joint Statement - The Third Trilateral High-Level Dialogue on the Arctic
2nd Trilateral High-level Dialogue on the Arctic

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  • 2017.06.08
  • Tokyo, Japan
■Participants
China: Special Representative for Arctic Affairs, MOFA
Japan: Ambassador in charge of Arctic Affairs, MOFA
ROK: Ambassador for Arctic Affairs, MOFA

■Agenda
1. Arctic policy of respective country
2. Various challenges related to the Arctic and the possibility of future trilateral cooperation cooperation

■Outcome
1. Shared the view that challenges and opportunities posed to the Arctic by climate change are greatly affecting the global community.
2. Agreed to explore cooperation projects in the area of Arctic science and to continue doing so in other fields as well.

■Documents
Joint Statement - The Second Trilateral High-Level Dialogue on the Arctic
http://www.mofa.go.jp/files/000263104.pdf
1st Trilateral High-level Dialogue on the Arctic

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  • 2016.04.28
  • Seoul, Korea
■Participants
China: Deputy Director-General for the Department of Treaty and Law, MOFA
Japan: Ambassador in charge of Arctic Affairs, MOFA
ROK: Ambassador for Arctic Affairs, MOFA

■Agenda
1. Each country’s Arctic policies and activities in such areas as international cooperation, scientific research, and business opportunities
2. Guiding principles of the trilateral Arctic cooperation.

■Outcome
1. Shared the view that the three countries should continue their commitments of contribution to the Arctic Council and enhance their cooperation within various international fora.
2. Shared the view that with regard to the specific Arctic cooperation, scientific research is among the most promising areas for their joint activities and trilateral cooperative activities in this area need to be encouraged.
3. Reaffirmed that the Trilateral High-Level Dialogue on the Arctic is an important arrangement for the three countries to keep the momentum of their continued cooperation over the Arctic.
4. Decided to report the discussions of this Dialogue to the Arctic Council through appropriate channels.

■Documents
Joint Press Release
http://www.mofa.go.kr/eng/brd/m_5676/view.do?seq=316483
Trilateral Meeting of the Heads of Diplomatic Training Institutions Latest Event : 2016.04.27
1st Trilateral Meeting of the Heads of Diplomatic Training Institutions
  • 2016.04.27
  • Seoul, Korea
■Participants
China: China Foreign Affairs University,
Japan: Foreign Service Training Institute,
Korea: Korea National Diplomatic Academy

■Agenda
1. Agreed to hold the meeting on a regular basis
2. Agreed to hold an annual consultation among working-level officials
3. Agreed to continue exploring ways to expand mutual visits and exchanges
※ MoC signed on trilateral cooperation in the area of education and training among diplomats
4. Decided to actively share education-related information and best practices

Working-Level Meetings

Tripartite Partnership Exchange Program Latest Event : 2018.08.01
7th Tripartite Partnership Exchange Program
  • 2018.08.01
6th Tripartite Partnership Exchange Program
  • 2017.04.17
  • Seoul/Jeju, Korea
■Participants
Officials of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the three countries, relevant ministries, and TCS staff

■Agenda
1. Reviewed trilateral cooperation projects
2. Inteviewed Korean officials and scholars
3. Visit to local cities (Jeju)
5th Tripartite Partnership Exchange Program
  • 2016.01.25
  • Qingdao, China
■Participants
Officials of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the three countries, relevant ministries, and TCS staff

■Agenda
1. Reviewed trilateral cooperation projects
2. Interview with Chinese officials and scholars
3. Visit to local cities (Qingdao)
4th Tripartite Partnership Exchange Program
  • 2013.02.24
  • Tokyo/ Yokohama/ Kamakura, Japan
■Participants
Officials of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China Japan and Republic of Korea

■Agenda
1. Meeting with Mr. Hitoshi Tanaka, President of the Institute for International Strategy
2. Discussion with CAMPUS ASIA students at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
3. Visit to Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK)
4. Group Discussion on trilateral cooperation at MOFA
5. Visit to Kamakura and Yokohama
3rd Tripartite Partnership Exchange Program
  • 2012.10.22
  • Seoul, Korea
■Participants
Officials of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China Japan and Republic of Korea

■Agenda
1. Visit to the Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS)
2. Discussion with CAMPUS ASIA students
3. Visit to the Don Bosco Vocational Training Institute at the Seoul National University
4. Visit to the Bank of Korea
5. Visit to the Metropolitan Recycling Center
6. Discussion on Public Diplomacy Cooperation
7. Discussion on the circular economy model base
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Trilateral Cooperation Workshop for Public Officials Latest Event : 2019.05.30 ~ 2019.05.31
2019 Korea-Japan-China Trilateral Cooperation Workshop for Public Officials
  • 2019.05.30 ~ 2019.05.31
  • Gyeongju, ROK
■ Organizer
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the ROK

■ Participants
Around 100 participants including Chinese and Japanese government officials dispatched in the ROK as well as Korean local government officials in charge of international exchange

■ Agenda
• Introduction on the progress of trilateral cooperation and the TCS
• Sharing of projects and achievements related to trilateral cooperation
• Cultural performances
2018 Korea-Japan-China Trilateral Cooperation Workshop for Public Officials
  • 2018.10.25 ~ 2018.10.26
  • Sokcho, Korea
■Organizer
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the ROK

■Participants
Around 100 participants including Chinese and Japanese government officials dispatched in the ROK as well as Korean local government officials in charge of international exchange

■Agenda
• Introduction on the progress of trilateral cooperation and the TCS
• Sharing of projects and achievements related to trilateral cooperation
• Cultural performances
2017 Korea-Japan-China Trilateral Cooperation Workshop for Public Officials
  • 2017.06.08 ~ 2017.06.09
  • Gwangju, Korea
■Organizer
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the ROK

■Participants
Around 100 participants including Chinese and Japanese government officials dispatched in the ROK as well as Korean local government officials in charge of international exchange

■Agenda
• Introduction on the progress of trilateral cooperation and the TCS
• Sharing of projects related to trilateral cooperation
• Policy recommendations and group discussions
• Cultural events and tour of the Olympic Games facilities
2016 Korea-Japan-China Trilateral Cooperation Workshop for Public Officials
  • 2016.06.02 ~ 2016.06.03
  • Pyeongchang, Korea
■Organizer
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the ROK

■Participants
Around 100 participants including Chinese and Japanese government officials dispatched in the ROK as well as Korean local government officials in charge of international exchange

■Agenda
• Introduction on the progress of trilateral cooperation and the TCS
• Sharing of projects related to trilateral cooperation
• Policy recommendations and group discussions
• Cultural events and tour of the Olympic Games facilities
2014 Korea-Japan-China Trilateral Cooperation Workshop for Public Officials
  • 2014.05.27 ~ 2014.05.28
  • Gyeongju, Korea
■Organizer
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the ROK

■Participants
Around 100 participants including Chinese and Japanese government officials dispatched in the ROK as well as Korean local government officials in charge of international exchange

■Agenda
• Introduction on the progress of trilateral cooperation and the TCS
• Sharing of projects related to trilateral cooperation
• Policy recommendations and group discussions
• Cultural events
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Trilateral NTCT Focal Points Meeting Latest Event : 2018.12.6
3rd Trilateral NTCT Focal Points Meeting
  • 2018.12.6
  • Haikou, China
■ Participants
• China: China Foreign Affairs University
• Japan: Japan Forum on International Relations
• ROK: Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security, Korea Diplomatic Academy
2nd Trilateral NTCT Focal Points Meeting
  • 2017.10.13
  • Seoul, Korea
■ Participants
• China: China Foreign Affairs University
• Japan: Japan Forum on International Relations
• ROK: Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security, Korea Diplomatic Academy

■ Agenda
* Discussed the TCS proposals for the Meeting, which included the official name, working group,
budget issue and TCS' role
1st Trilateral NTCT Focal Points Meeting
  • 2016.9.21
  • Tokyo, Japan
■ Participants
• China: China Foreign Affairs University
• Japan: Japan Forum on International Relations
• ROK: Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security, Korea Diplomatic Academy

■ Agenda
* Circulated concept paper to be adopted by the parties
* Discussed the potential role of the TCS
* Exchanged views on the topics and themes that the NTCT can take up in the future