Republic of Korea
FORUM DIALOGUE MEMBERSHIP ESTABLISHED: 1995
MOST RECENT STATEMENT TO THE PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM:
ADDITIONAL DIALOGUE MECHANISMS:
Korea-Pacific Islands Foreign Ministers Meeting established 2011, last met 2021.
The Republic of Korea also hosts annual meetings of Korea – Pacific senior officials.
REGIONAL FUNDING MECHANISM: Established in 2008, the Korean Government provides regional development cooperation through the ROK-PIF Cooperation Fund, administered by the Forum Secretariat and delivered through CROP agencies and a Korean partner. The Fund is currently USD 1.5 million per year. Recent projects supported under the Fund include COVID-19 economic recovery, climate prediction services, and combatting illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing through remove sensing surveillance.
DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS IN FORUM MEMBER STATES: 4 (Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea)