1. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will hold the “FEALAC Cyber Secretariat 10th Anniversary Exhibition” at Jeongdong 1928 Art Center Gallery from November 1 to 5, 2021 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the FEALAC Cyber Secretariat, of which the Republic of Korea is the host country since 2011.
※ Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC) is an inter-regional consultative mechanism between East Asia and Latin America, which was launched in 1999 with a view to enhancing cooperation and mutual understanding between the two regions.
° Korea proposed the installation and operation of the FEALAC Cyber Secretariat at the 4th FEALAC Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in 2010 to complement the forum’s structural weakness that it had no permanent secretariat, and the Cyber Secretariat officially opened in Korea in March 2011.
2. The exhibition will provide an opportunity to promote FEALAC to the public by displaying photos, documentation, and publications that show the FEALAC Cyber Secretariat’s 10 years of work and by showcasing Korea’s activities within FEALAC.
° Meanwhile, the FEALAC Cyber Secretariat is celebrating its 10th anniversary through various commemorative events along with this exhibition, such as by holding an online workshop in September and publishing the FEALAC Project Book.
3. The Republic Korea has been playing active roles to enhance cooperation between East Asia and Latin America, including serving as Regional Coordinator twice; hosting the Cyber Secretariat; and leading the establishment of the FEALAC Trust Fund. The Korean government will continue its efforts to play a leading role in the development of FEALAC as a platform for exchange and cooperation with Latin America.