Results of the ‌12th Korea-Caribbean High Level Forum‌ – Press Release | briefing room | news

□ The 12th Korea-Caribbean High Level Forum was held in Seoul on November 30 (Mar), hosted by Foreign Affairs Minister Park Jin.

ㅇ The Ministry of Foreign Affairs held this forum with the main Caribbean countries and regional organizations under the theme ‘Korea-Caribbean Global Marine Environment Cooperation Partnership’ to cooperate on the challenges faced by Korea and the Caribbean, such as marine pollution and climate change. he did

※ Vice Prime Minister Cho Hyun-dong held an official dinner immediately after the forum, reaffirming his will to strengthen significant cooperation, such as promoting exchanges, while promoting mutual understanding with high-ranking Caribbean dignitaries.

□ The face-to-face forum was attended by high-ranking officials such as the Secretary General of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Guyana, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Bahamas, the chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) next year Officials took high-ranking part in the video.

ㅇ In addition, for specific and professional consultations on marine pollution prevention and marine industry decarbonization strategies, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), as well as domestic marine environment organizations such as the Korea Maritime Institute and Marine Plant Research Institute, etc.), a total of 100 people, including figures from academia and business, attended the event.

□ At the opening ceremony of the forum, Minister Park emphasized that the Caribbean countries are valuable partners for Korea, which aims to become a global powerhouse, and that he hoped that there would be Korean-Caribbean cooperation for maritime defense and sustainable use of the ocean is further strengthened. through this forum.

o In particular, Minister Park asked for active support from the Caribbean countries, saying that holding the World Expo 2030 with the theme of climate change in Busan, the hub of Korean maritime capital and logistics in Northeast Asia, would contribute’ n big to strengthen the Korean-Caribbean partnership.

□ Frederick Mitchell, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Bahamas, gave a congratulatory speech, greatly appreciating the active will of the Korean government to promote cooperation between Korea and the Caribbean. It was hoped that cooperative consultations to foster the transport and maritime industries would be maintain. expand.

□ In addition, 「Rodolfo Sabonge」, Secretary General of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), expressed satisfaction that the sandy beach erosion monitoring project between Korea and ACS to strengthen the resilience of the Caribbean Sea is being carried out successfully, and was expected to this practical example of collaboration increased further.

ㅇ Meanwhile, in this forum, participants will share various policies and causes of each country to respond to marine environmental pollution and climate change in Korea and the Caribbean, and discuss measures to strengthen sustainable maritime economic cooperation in the industry fishing, tourism industry, shipping and port industry, etc. Opinions were exchanged.

□ This forum is the first high-level multilateral meeting with the Caribbean region since the establishment of the new government chaired by Minister Park Jin.

□ Meanwhile, visitors to Korea from Caribbean countries visited Busan on December 1 (Thursday) – December 2 (Friday) to explore the Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST) and the site where the Busan World Expo 2030 is planned to be held. , and the maritime sector through the Busan World Expo. Along with the potential for cooperation, Korea’s willingness to host the Busan World Expo will be directly confirmed.

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