Korean Government Holds 1st of Regular Policy Forums with Foreign Correspondents

Date Nov 24, 2020


- Chairperson Jeon Hyun-heui of the Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission addressed the 1st FPCKorea Policy Forum on November 24 at the Korea Press Center -


The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST, Minister Park Yang-woo) held the 1st FPCKorea Policy Forum with foreign correspondents at the Korea Press Center at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 24, 2020. The Forum was aimed at helping international correspondents gain a better understanding of Korean government policies though the number of onsite participants at today’s event had to be kept below 20 to prevent the spread of COVID-19.


These monthly FPCKorea Policy Forums are intended to serve as an opportunity for key government officials to provide accurate, in-depth information on Korean government policies and pending issues. A question and answer session follows.


Chairperson Jeon Hyun-heui of Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission discusses Korean Government’s anti-corruption efforts and achievements


At the 1st FPCKorea Policy Forum, Chairperson Jeon Hyun-heui of the Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission explained actions taken and achievements made through the Korean Government’s anti-corruption drive. She also introduced the agenda and schedule of the 19th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC).


Concerning the achievements made so far, the Chairperson said, “Thanks to the efforts of the Korean Government and the people, our country’s Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), an indicator of the Moon Jae-in Administration’s government innovation, has risen for three consecutive years and recorded its highest score ever in 2019.”  


“During global suffering caused by the COVID-19 pandemic this year, Korea received great attention from the world by creating its own infectious disease prevention model based on the principles of openness, transparency and democracy,” continued the Chairperson. She explained that these same principles constitute the foundation for the anti-corruption policy being pursued by the Korean Government.


In addition, Chairperson Jeon asked for considerable interest in and publicity for the 19th IACC – the world’s biggest anti-corruption forum – which Seoul will be hosting virtually from December 1 through December 4.


An MCST official said, “Foreign media coverage offers windows through which information on Korea can be gained and greatly influences how foreign governments, specialists and others in the international community perceive Korea. These policy forums between foreign journalists and key government officials will become regular events, helping to improve Korea’s reputation and establish a rapport that promotes accurate understanding of and trust in Korea.”