Contemporary Arctic policy of the Republic of Korea: political collaboration in the region

Lead Author Anton, Kharitonov
Institution Contact Saint Petersburg State University
Theme Theme 2: Vulnerability of Arctic Societies
Session Name 2.1 The role of law and institutions in Arctic transformation process
Datetime Wed, Sep 14, 2016 03:40 PM - 04:00 PM
Presentation Type Oral
Abstract text Topic will touch upon the questions of providing new ways of implementation of politics of the Republic of Korea in the Arctic region and its interpretation of establishing proposals in sustaining environment system of the Arctic region as necessary as developing new ways of cooperation within economic partnership.

Another words it imposes the problem of dividing in case of understanding political interpretation between maintenance of the ecology and economical interests.

The Republic of Korea has its goals throughout the Northern Sea Route passage to develop its capability to provide new possibilities for transporting goods from Asia to Europe bypassing common route of shipping across the Indian ocean.

As non-regional country the Republic of Korea doesn't have much influence in the Arctic region standing along with other non-regional states as an observer of the Arctic Council. In this regard this topic is scheduled to shed a light on relations of the Republic of Korea with actual arctic countries.

However the Korean Government urges to conduct policy which comprises current and further national interests of the Republic of Korea in the Arctic region. Such implementation of the Republic of Korea would also lead to investment of building new ports and new infrastructure along the arctic ocean which may be only considered as a positive contribution to the development of international collaboration in the Arctic.
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