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The Korean Government’s Basic Position on Dokdo

The government's basic position on Dokdo

Dokdo is an integral part of Korean territory, historically, geographically and under international law. No territorial dispute exists regarding Dokdo. Therefore, 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 territorial integrity over Dokdo.

<This information is provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.>