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All Party Parliamentary Group on Peace and Security in the Korean Peninsula

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Peace and Security in the Korean Peninsula consists of parliamentarians who are interested in inter-Korean affairs and Canada’s role in promoting peace and security on the peninsula.  The group is a focal point within the Canadian parliament for dialogue on Korean peninsula issues, including formal and informal exchanges with other legislators, scholars, officials, and civil society.  We welcome all MPs and Senators to join our group.

Activities

Parliamentary Delegation to South Korea

A delegation of Canadian parliamentarians visited Seoul, South Korea, from April 9-16, 2022 as part of the Knowledge Partnership Program at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, University of British Columbia.

The non-partisan delegation consisted of the following six members:

  • Professor Kyung-Ae Park
  • The Honourable Marc Garneau
  • The Honourable Yuen Pau Woo
  • The Honourable Mohamed-Iqbal Ravalia
  • Don Davies
  • Stephanie Kusie

During the visit, the delegation met with many senior government officials, parliamentarians, former heads of government and the United Nations, university presidents, scholars, think tank leaders, and heads of foreign missions.

The goal of the visit was to meet with legislators in South Korea to discuss inter-Korean affairs and the role of Canada in reducing tensions on the Korean peninsula through Track-II knowledge diplomacy.

Read the media release


Meeting with the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Canada

Canadian parliamentarians met with His Excellency Keung Ryong Chang on June 13, 2022. 

Resources

The Canada-DPRK Knowledge Partnership Program

In 2010, Prof. Kyung-Ae Park established the Canada-DPRK Knowledge Partnership Program (KPP) at the University of British Columbia. KPP is the first North American program to educate North Korean university faculty members for long-term periods in economics and business practices as well as sustainable development.

In addition, the KPP has held several international conferences in North Korea, with participation from North American, European, Asian, and UN experts. The Program has also led North Korean delegations to Europe and Asia for international workshops and study visits.