South Korea has demanded that the United States include a reference to Seoul’s easternmost islets of Dokdo in a map uploaded on its government website, a foreign ministry official said today.
The U.S. Department of State omits the reference of South Korea’s rocky outcroppings in the map of Korea uploaded on its consular affairs bureau website, while a similar map for Japan carries the name.
The ministry official said in a quote, “We’ve asked the U.S. government to rectify the map of Korea on the website involving the reference, the Liancourt Rocks.” He also added explaining the reason for the request that “the omission may give an impression that the islets belong to Japan, not South Korea.”
The U.S. lists Dokdo, the outcroppings on the East Sea, as the Liancourt Rocks, named after a French whaling vessel that sighted the islets in the 19th century, in a bid to avoid a row over the islets between Seoul and Tokyo.
Source: Busan eFM News
Image: U.S. Department of State
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