Asean - Republic of Korea

What is ASEAN?

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is an intergovernmental body established in 1968 to promote collaboration and cooperation among member states, as well as advance the interests of the region as a whole.

ASEAN-ROK Relations

Since the establishment of their Sectoral Dialogue Partnership in 1989, ASEAN and the ROK have cooperated closely with each other.

Mission of the Republic of Korea to ASEAN
ASEAN-Korea Centre
ASEAN Culture House
BIMP-EAGA-ROK Cooperation Fund (BKCF)

ASEAN-Republic of Korea Cooperation Fund (AKCF)

The AKCF was launched in 1990 to further strengthen the ASEAN-ROK relations. AKCF has supported more than 400 projects agreed by both parties, including technology transfer, economic development, human resource development, and people-to-people exchanges.

ASEAN-ROK Programme Management Team (AKPMT)


The AKPMT was established in 2016 to manage activities under the AKCF.

The mandate of the AKPMT includes:

  • Consultation with potential partners for the formulation of quality proposals in line with the demand and priority of ASEAN and also the capacity and interests of ROK;

  • Coordination with the ASEAN Secretariat, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of ROK, and partners from ASEAN and ROK for the formulation, implementation, and reporting of programmes/projects;

  • Monitoring and evaluation of approved programmes/projects;

  • Promotion of the AKCF to relevant stakeholders and the public.