Spokesperson and Deputy Minister for Public Affairs Soosuk Lim
December 13, 2022 14:30 KST
Good afternoon. Let me start today’s briefing.
Today, the Korean government has decided to provide humanitarian aid worth US$3 million to help the people of Ukraine.
Ukraine is facing greater difficulties during the winter season due to the unstable supply of heating and electricity, following the destruction of energy facilities.
The Korean government has been providing humanitarian aid in the areas most needed based on close consultations with Ukraine, and recently delivered generators on December 11, particularly in consideration of Ukraine’s urgent humanitarian needs for heating and electricity during the winter season.
With the hope that the aid will be of practical help to Ukrainian citizens and refugees, the Korean government will continue to provide humanitarian aid to Ukraine in the future.
Next, let me read the MOFA Spokesperson's commentary on the State of Conservation Report on the implementation of follow-up measures concerning the inscription of the Sites of Japan's Meiji Industrial Revolution on the World Heritage List.
Regarding the State of Conservation Report on the implementation of follow-up measures concerning the inscription of the Sites of Japan's Meiji Industrial Revolution uploaded on the website of UNESCO World Heritage Centre on December 12, the government of the Republic of Korea expresses its regret over the fact that the World Heritage Committee's repeated decisions and the follow-up measures promised by Japan are not being faithfully implemented.
The government of the Republic of Korea again urges Japan to fully take into account the conclusions of the UNESCO-ICOMOS mission report and faithfully implement the follow-up measures that Japan promised to the international community, in accordance with the Decision adopted at the 44th session of the World Heritage Committee in July last year.
Lastly, Minister of Foreign Affairs Park Jin will deliver opening remarks at the 4th International Conference on Action with Women and Peace, to be held in Seoul on December 15.
The International Conference on Action with Women and Peace, a part of the Action with Women and Peace Initiative launched in 2018, is an international event hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to advance and contribute to international discussions on women, peace and security.
At the upcoming forum to be held under the theme "Inclusive Perspectives on Women, Peace and Security,” participants will discuss the lessons of Asian approaches and the rights of Afghan women and girls.
(A question-and-answer session followed.)