List of diplomatic missions of South Korea

The following is a list of diplomatic missions of South Korea. Diplomatic missions of the South Korea shall be established in foreign countries under the jurisdiction of the Minister of Foreign Affairs to take partial charge of diplomatic or consular affairs under the control of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The kinds of Diplomatic missions of the South Korea shall be classified into Embassy (Korean대사관), Representative Office (Korean대표부) and Consulate-General (Korean총영사관). According to the Act on the Establishment of Diplomatic missions abroad of South Korea, Consulate (Korean분관) and Consular Office (Korean출장소) may be established in the missions, as prescribed by Presidential Decree, if necessary to assign the said offices with affairs under the jurisdiction of the missions.[1]

A map of South Korean diplomatic missions throughout the world. Blue marks countries with missions.

HistoryEdit

In the 1980s the Roh Tae-woo administration gradually initiated diplomatic links with Warsaw Pact countries, in a policy known as Nordpolitik. This led to the opening of representative offices and later embassies in socialist regimes in Europe and Asia. The Asian economic crisis of the late 1990s and an export-orientated trade policy led to South Korea to rationalize its diplomatic network. However, after bouncing back from the crisis, South Korea continues to open and re-open diplomatic missions in many countries. With neither North Korea or South Korea recognizing the sovereignty of the other state, nor the legitimacy of each other's governments, there are no South Korean diplomatic missions in North Korea.

AfricaEdit

AmericasEdit

AsiaEdit

EuropeEdit

OceaniaEdit

International organizationsEdit

GalleryEdit

Accredited diplomatic missionsEdit

Cities of residence are in parenthesses

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The South Korean Embassy to the Holy See is located outside Vatican territory in Rome.
  2. ^ South Korea temperately closed its embassy due to the Taliban took control of Kabul on August 2021.
  3. ^ Cuba is only under the listed only under the consular jurisdiction of the South Korean embassy in Mexico City. As of 2022, both countries have yet to establish formal diplomatic relations.
  4. ^ Syria is only under the listed only under the consular jurisdiction of the South Korean embassy in Beirut. As of 2022, both countries have yet to establish formal diplomatic relations.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "대한민국 재외공관 설치법". www.law.go.kr (in Korean). Ministry of Government Legislation. Retrieved 2020-11-12.
  2. ^ "Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Jamaica".
  3. ^ "Botschaft der Republik Korea Außenstelle Bonn in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland".

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