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Palestine
Palestinian National Authority

Overview

  • Establishment of Diplomatic Relations : The ROK has not established diplomatic relations with Palestine. The ROK acknowledges the Palestinian National Authority as the sole representative of Palestine, but does not recognize the "State of Palestine" as an independent state.
  • Bilateral Trade(2017)
    • Exports : $ 0.1billion
    • Imports : $ 1.8million
  • Number of Koreans living in Palestine(2017) : 25
  • High-level Exchanges
    • From the ROK to Palestine
      • 1994   NovemberAmbassador Park Dong-soon meets Chairperson of the Palestine Liberation Organization(PLO) Yasser Arafat
      • 1996   JanuaryMinister of Foreign Affairs Gong Roh-myong meets Chairperson of the PLO Yasser Arafat
      • 1997   NovemberDeputy Prime Minister of Unification Kwon Oh-gi meets Chairperson of the PLO Yasser Arafat during his visit to Israel
      • 2001   NovemberChairperson of the United Nations General Assembly Han Seung-soo meets Chairperson of PLO Yasser Arafat
      • 2005   JuneMinister of Foreign Affairs Ban Ki-moon
      • 2007   DecemberMinister of Foreign Affairs Song Min-soon
      • 2008   JuneAssistant Minister for Foreign Affairs Lee Yong-jun
      • 2014   DecemberMinister of Foreign Affairs Yun Byung-se
      • 2018   DecemberSpeaker of the National Assembly of the Rep.of Korea Moon Heesang
    • From Palestine to the ROK
      • 1997   NovemberMinister of Foreign Affairs N. Shaath
      • 1999   DecemberMinister of Agriculture Hikmat Zaid
      • 2000   JuneMinister of Transportation Ali Qawasmi
      • 2002   NovemberDirector General for Asian Affairs Waleed Siam
      • 2005   MayMinister of Local Government Affairs Khated Kawasmi
      • 2005   OctoberMinister of Foreign Affairs Al-Kidwa
      • 2007   JuneForeign Affairs Advisor to the President Khaldi
      • 2007   DecemberMinister of National Economic Hassouneh
      • 2008   MayMinister of Foreign Affairs Malki
      • 2008   JuneMinister of Planning Abdullah
      • 2010   FebruaryChairperson of PLO Abbas
      • 2011   JuneMinister of Planning and Administrative Development Jarbawi
      • 2015   FebruaryMinister of Foreign Affairs Malki
      • 2016   FebruaryChairperson of PLO Abbas
      • 2018   MarchNabeel Shaath, Advisor to the President of Palestine for Foreign and International Relations

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