South Korean officials attend MIKTA Deputy-Ministerial meeting on global health

On September 9, 2022, two South Korean officials attended the first Deputy-Ministerial Meeting of MIKTA, an informal consultation and coordination platform among Mexico, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Turkey, and Australia.

Yong-min Park, the South Korean Deputy Minister for Multilateral and Global Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), and Ko Deuk-young, Officer for Planning and Coordination at the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) both attended the meeting. The representatives discussed ways to strengthen international health systems and cooperation between the five countries. Deputy Minister Park addressed the importance of cooperation in global health security and detailed the South Korean government's efforts to strengthen its response to future pandemics. With the adoption of a statement confirming the willingness to strengthen cooperation among MIKTA countries, the meeting reaffirmed the importance of multilateralism in global health issues.

Press release – Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in Korean)

News article – Discoverynews (in Korean)