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Vice Ministerial-Level MIKTA Retreat to Take Place
1. Deputy Minister for Multilateral and Global Affairs Kang Jeong-sik will attend the vice ministerial-level MIKTA Retreat to be held in Mexico City on February 11.
o The upcoming meeting will be the last one to be hosted by the United Mexican States, the current chair of MIKTA. Following the meeting, the Republic of Korea will assume the MIKTA chairmanship.
2. In the forthcoming meeting, MIKTA members will review the group’s activities for the past year, and exchange views on the situations on the Korean Peninsula and in other major regions, as well as ways to work together on the global stage.
o In the meeting, they will also exchange views on the Korean Peninsula, the Indo-Pacific region and the Middle East, and discuss the multilateral trading system and social inclusion.
3. In the meeting where the ROK will take over the chairmanship of MIKTA from Mexico, Deputy Minister Kang will explain how the ROK, as MIKTA’s chair, will contribute to the development of MIKTA, and ask for the member states’ active interest and participation.
o In order for MIKTA, which marks its 7th anniversary, to play a more constructive role in the international community, the ROK side will facilitate discussions among the member states on ways to further develop MIKTA, including elevating it to a summit-level consultative platform.
o The ROK side will also propose putting MIKTA’s focus on multilateralism, sustainable development, peace and security, and internal consolidation this year.
- The ROK side will propose expressing MIKTA’s joint position on reviving multilateralism on the occasions of major international meetings, including the UN’s 75th anniversary; deepening cooperation in development cooperation and the UN’s peacekeeping operations; and increasing people to people exchanges by consolidating intra-MIKTA networks, actively engaging the private sector.