Joint Statement
By The United States of America
And The Republic of Korea
On Civil Global Navigation Satellite Systems

May 2021

Since 2018, the United States of America and the Republic of Korea (ROK) have been discussing cooperation on the matters of compatibility, interoperability and transparency related to civil satellite navigation consistent with the mutual interests of both countries.

On the basis of a series of discussions between their representatives and experts, the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Korea intend to continue cooperating on matters of mutual interest related to the U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS) and the ROK's planned Korean Positioning System (KPS).

The two governments plan to work together to ensure compatibility and enhance interoperability of GPS and KPS for civil purposes. In order to meet their shared interests, the United States and Republic of Korea intend to pursue the following activities:

Signed in the United States on May 26, 2021 (8:00 pm) and in the Republic of Korea on May 27, 2021 (9:00 am).

David A. Turner
Acting Director
Office of Space Affairs
Department of State, United States

Jaeshik Shin
Space and Big Science Policy Division
Ministry of Science and ICT, Republic of Korea

Harold W. Martin III
National Coordination Office
for Space-Based PNT, United States

Hakseok Ryu
Energy and Scientific Affair Division
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea

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