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Reporter : Kang Seung-woo
Thu, December 7, 2023 | 22:56
Will Korea-US-Japan military drills happen?
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's remarks during his meeting with President Yoon Suk-yeol and U.S. President Joe Biden, Wednesday (local time), are creating a stir here as Kishida floated the idea of holding a trilateral military drill, which South Korea has been sensitive about. On the sidelines of the NATO summit in Madrid, Spain, the three heads of state sat down tog...
Korea's first NATO summit to show expanded global role: experts
Korea's first-ever participation in a NATO summit will serve as a stepping stone for the Asian country to demonstrate that it can play a larger role outside the region as well as engage in discussions related to its national interests, according to diplomatic observers. President Yoon Suk-yeol is now attending the summit in Madrid, Spain, where he is meeting with a number of ...
Yoon expected to promote arms exports during NATO trip
President Yoon Suk-yeol is expected to engage in marketing efforts in his first overseas trip since his inauguration toward exporting domestically developed weapons that are currently capturing attention amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Yoon is now attending the NATO Summit in Madrid, Spain, where he will discuss security and economic ties with world leaders.
Exhibition to feature Mexican Korean War veterans
The War Memorial of Korea and the Mexican Embassy in Seoul will co-organize an exhibition, Tuesday, to commemorate Mexicans and Mexican Americans who fought in the Korean War. The exhibition, titled “Mexicans and Mexican Americas: The Forgotten Soldiers of the Korean War,” was organized to make visible to Korea the sacrifices of Mexican soldiers during the three-year conflict.
Koica, ESCAP to cooperate for sustainable development in Asia-Pacific
The Korea International Cooperation Agency (Koica) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), Thursday, at the U.N. Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand, on stimulating regional and multilateral cooperation in strengthening the capacity of Asia-Pacific countries for the achievement of S...
North Korea delays nuclear test due to pressure from China, fear of backlash: experts
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has yet to press the nuclear button, despite urgent warnings from South Korean and U.S. intelligence authorities that the North has completed preparations for another nuclear test. Diplomatic observers agree that a nuclear test is still imminent. But they believe the delay may be due to pressure from China or because Pyongyang is weighing the p...
Hanwha, Kongsberg to cooperate on infantry fighting vehicles and precision firing systems
Hanwha Group and Norway's Kongsberg Defense and Aerospace signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to cooperate in infantry fighting vehicles and long-range precision firing systems during the Eurosatory 2022 exhibition in Paris, France, June 14. The MoU was signed by Hanwha's three defense business subsidiaries - Hanwha Defense, Hanwha Defense Australia (HDA) and Hanwha Co...
Seoul, Washington to discuss extended deterrence against North Korea
South Korea and the United States are discussing holding senior-level defense talks, next month, according to the defense ministry, Monday, during which the allies are expected to discuss how to strengthen extended deterrence against North Korea's growing threats. “The two countries are in talks over holding the Korea-U.S. Integrated Defense Dialogue (KIDD) in Washington, D.C...
Yoon in quandary over DAPA chief selection
Whether to pick a new chief of the nation's arms procurement agency is posing a dilemma for President Yoon Suk-yeol, as its current leader from the previous administration is leading the domestic defense industry, which is expected to see a boom following robust exports. Although there has been some talk about candidates for the minister of the Defense Acquisition Program Adm...
First lady becomes political football
First lady Kim Keon-hee became the object of contention between the ruling and main opposition parties on Wednesday, as they clashed over Kim bringing her friend to meet Kwon Yang-sook, the widow of former President Roh Moo-hyun, in Bongha Village, Gimhae, South Gyeongsang Province.