Government’s Basic Position
The Korean 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, and 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.