Australian Foreign Minister To Visit Republic Of Korea

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

This week I will travel to the Republic of Korea (ROK) to represent Australia at the third Summit for Democracy.

The Summit will bring together governments, civil society organisations and academics around the theme of ‘Democracy for Future Generations’, to discuss how we can safeguard and strengthen democracy in a time of unprecedented change.

The Summit will have a particular focus on artificial intelligence (AI) and will discuss the enormous opportunities presented by AI and how to mitigate the challenges it poses to democratic rights, institutions and governance.

The Albanese Government will continue working to shape a region that is peaceful, stable and prosperous, and the Summit will allow for further cooperation with our partners on cyber security and countering foreign interference and disinformation.

Australia and the ROK are comprehensive strategic partners, with a close relationship underpinned by shared interests and values, substantial economic ties and vibrant community links.

While in Seoul I will meet with ROK officials, as well as partners from across the region, to advance discussions on partnering to shape an open, stable and prosperous Indo-Pacific.

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