The Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS) organized the 2018 Young Ambassador Program (YAP) from July 31 to August 11, 2018 in Seoul and Jeju, ROK. The YAP is a two-week student exchange program that offers a range of opportunities for promising future leaders of China, Japan, and the ROK to enhance understanding of trilateral cooperation and to foster a sense of community and friendship among the young generation of the three countries.
►This year, the YAP was joined by 18 highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students of the three countries. The program consisted of lectures on the major fields of trilateral cooperation: history and development, political affairs, economic cooperation, and social issues, as well as briefings by each department of the TCS to help enhance the participants’ understanding of the functions and activities of the TCS. The participants also paid visits to government agencies (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the ROK, Chinese and Japanese Embassies), international organizations (ASEAN-Korea Centre, EU Delegation to the ROK), think-tanks (ASAN Institute of Foreign Policies), and engaged in team projects as well as cultural activities.