IFTC Overview
IFTC is an annual forum that brings together eminent scholars/policy makers to share and offer new insights into the political climate, economic cooperation, and social-cultural ties among the three countries.

The inaugural IFTC was held by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the ROK and Sejong Institute in 2011, commemorating the launch of the Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS). The forum was followed by the 1st Anniversary Reception of the TCS, with the attendance of distinguished guests including two ROK presidential candidates who offered words of encouragement for the TCS in promoting peace and co-prosperity of Northeast Asia.

Apr 27th, 2021 Seoul, ROK

In light of the TCS 10-Year Anniversary: The New Trilateral Partnership in the Next Decade

May 10th, 2019 Beijing, China

TRILATERAL COOPERATION 3.0 – Charting New Pathways to Shared Vision

Apr 18th, 2018 Tokyo, Japan

The Opening of a New Chapter for Trilateral Cooperation – The Past 10 Years, the Coming 10 Years

Apr 18th, 2017 Seoul, ROK

Strengthening Trilateral Cooperation in the Face of New Challenges

Apr 29th, 2016 Beijing, China

Deeping Dialogue and Communication – Pushing Trilateral Cooperation to a New Level

Apr 3rd, 2015 Tokyo, Japan

Challenges and Opportunities – Ushering into a New Era

Apr 15th, 2014 Seoul, ROK

The Unity in Diversity – Fostering East Asian Identity & Spirit of Community

Oct 15th, 2012 Seoul, ROK

2012: Year of Transition and the Trilateral Cooperation

Oct 19th, 2011 Seoul, ROK

Toward a New Era of Peace and Common Prosperity in Northeast Asia – Commemorating the Launch of the Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat