South Korea unveiled an Indo-Pacific strategy to promote cooperation with Japan and the United States on issues such as North Korea’s nuclear development.
On Wednesday, President Yoon Suk-yeol’s administration announced what it calls the country’s first comprehensive regional strategy.
The government is committed to supporting cooperation with countries that share universal values such as freedom and democracy to address issues such as climate change. It also says South Korea will expand regional economic safety nets to ensure stable and resilient supply chains.
The strategy says the complete denuclearization of North Korea is essential to maintaining peace in the region and the world. It also says that South Korea will strengthen its trilateral security cooperation with Japan and the United States.
The strategy reaffirms the importance of peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait to the peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula and to the security and prosperity of the Indo-Pacific.
South Korea identifies China as a key partner in the strategy. It undertakes to promote shared interests based on mutual respect and reciprocity, governed by international norms and rules.