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Basic Position of the Government

Basic Position of the Government of the Republic of Korea on Dokdo

  • Dokdo, the easternmost island in East Sea, is an integral part of Korean territory historically, geographically, and under international law, No territorial dispute exists regarding Dokdo, and Dokdo is not a matter to be dealt with through diplomatic negotiations or judicial settlement.

    The Government of the Republic of Korea exercises Korea’s irrefutable territorial sovereignty over Dokdo. The Government will deal firmly and resolutely with any provocation and will continue to defend Korea’s sovereignty over Dokdo.

Dokdo, Beautiful Island of Korea

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