Seoul’s Indo-Pacific strategy urges global efforts to curtail North Korean nukes | NK News
June 18, 2024
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Seoul’s Indo-Pacific strategy urges global efforts to curtail North Korean nukes

Expert says strategy could help South Korea ‘internationalize’ DPRK issues and collaborate with ‘like-minded powers’

South Korea introduced its new Indo-Pacific strategy on Wednesday, embracing the economic and security concept that Washington has championed and prioritizing cooperation with the U.S. and Japan to counter North Korean threats.

The Yoon Suk-yeol administration’s new “Strategy for a Free, Peaceful, and Prosperous Indo-Pacific Region” labels Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile development as a “serious threat” to peace and stability and notably calls for the denuclearization of the DPRK, rather than the Korean Peninsula.

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