Statement of Condemnationregarding the remarks of the Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs
- 1.Gyeongsangbuk-do demands the Japanese Foreign Minister withdraw his baseless claims pertaining to the Japanese government’s sovereignty over Dokdo Island made during a speech at the National Assembly.
- 2.As the Provincial Governor lawfully entrusted to oversee the administration of Dokdo, which falls under the jurisdiction of Ulleung-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do, I hereby declare that I stand united with the people of Gyeongsangbuk-do, and I am determined to protect Dokdo against any provocations that could potentially threaten the healthy cooperative relationship between the two countries.
- 3.Gyeongsangbuk-do demands that Japan abandon all attempts to distort history and pursue its unfounded ambition to illegally invade and occupy Dokdo, and set an exemplary example in promoting world peace by fulfilling its responsibility to history by helping restore good relations between both countries and its people.
January 23, 2023
Lee Cheol-Woo Governor, Gyeongsangbuk-do