|" "Yang Houlan|
• Deputy Secretary-Generals
|" Lee Jong-heon
" Akima Umezawa
|1 September 2011|
The Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS) is an "international organization established with a vision to promote peace and common prosperity among "China, "Japan, and "South Korea. Upon the agreement signed and ratified by each of the three governments, the TCS was officially inaugurated in Seoul, September 2011. On the basis of equal participation, each government shares 1/3 of total operational budget.
1999 - Proposed by the Japanese Prime Minister "Keizō Obuchi, the leaders of the three countries joined for a breakfast meeting on the sidelines of the "ASEAN+3 Summit. This meeting marked the first step for developing the trilateral cooperation and its framework.
2008 - The first "Trilateral Summit was held in "Fukuoka.
2009 – South Korean President "Lee Myung-bak proposed the establishment of a permanent secretariat at the 2nd Trilateral Summit held in "Beijing, China.
2010 – Agreement on the Establishment of the Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat was signed by the leaders of the three countries.
2011 – Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat was established in "Seoul.
The TCS consists of a Consultative Board and four Departments. The Consultative Board, which is the executive decision-making body of the organization, is composed of a Secretary-General and two Deputy Secretary-Generals. The Secretary-General is appointed on a two-year rotational basis in the order of the South Korea, Japan, and China. Each country other than the one of the Secretary-General nominates a Deputy Secretary-General respectively. Under the Consultative Board, there are four Departments of Political Affairs, Economic Affairs, Socio-Cultural Affairs, and Management. The Four Departments are composed of officials seconded by the three countries, and General Service Staff recruited through open competition from the three countries.
Participation in trilateral consultative mechanisms
Promoting trilateral cooperation / Cooperative projects
Collaboration with other organizations
Research and Publications