SEOULSouth Korea's foreign ministry on Wednesday published the first diplomatic white paper since the launch of the Moon Jae-in administration.

The seven-chapter book introduces the government's diplomatic accomplishments in 2017, especially after Moon took office in May through a snap presidential election.

South Korea tried actively to restore or improve relations with four regional powers -- the United States, China, Japan and Russia -- via close and constant strategic communications with them, it says.

Thus, it adds, the government has "created the conditions to play a leading role in resolving the Korean Peninsula issue."

Source: Yonhap News Agency