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Reporter : Kang Seung-woo
Sun, February 25, 2024 | 17:11
Will Japanese PM attend Yoon's inauguration ceremony?
President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol's delegation for policy consultations with Japan flew to Tokyo, Sunday, to invite Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to his May 10 inauguration ceremony. It is the second instance of the incoming president sending delegates to Korea's allies and partners after the United States earlier this month, a sign that the new Korean government will foc...
Yoon holds private meeting with visiting US nuclear envoy
President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol had an unscheduled meeting with Sung Kim, the U.S. special representative for North Korea, Tuesday, and expressed his strong determination to coordinate with the United States on North Korea's mounting threats, according to his transition team, Wednesday. Yoon had dinner with the American envoy at the residence of Vice National Assembly Speaker R...
Retired Army captain elected as new veterans association chief
Shin Sang-tae, a retired Army captain, has been elected to head the Korean Veterans Association (KVA), becoming the association's first president in its 70-year history who, at the time of his retirement, did not possess the military rank of star.
North Korea likely to resume show of force to commemorate multiple anniversaries
There was no massive military parade nor a nuclear test when North Korea celebrated its late founder's birth anniversary, Saturday. However, Pyongyang's military show of force still remains a possibility as the country is set to mark 2022 as a “revolutionary year of celebrations,” with its first step likely to be a demonstration of its military hardware later this month, acco...
Time to change conciliatory approach to North Korea: FM nominee
Foreign Minister nominee Park Jin suggested, Monday, that the new South Korean government will turn away from the Moon Jae-in administration's inter-Korean peace initiative amid escalating threats from North Korea. Stressing the importance of cooperating with the U.S. in handling Pyongyang's provocations and promoting peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula, the nominee s...
Military veteran groups donate to building Wall of Remembrance in Washington
The KATUSA Veterans Association (KVA) and the Korea Defense Veterans Association (KDVA) have donated $50,000 (61 million won) to the establishment of a remembrance wall in Washington, D.C. that will feature the names of tens of thousands of American and KATUSA soldiers who lost their lives during the 1950-53 Korean War. KATUSA stands for Korean Augmentation to the United Stat...
Inter-Korean ties won't normalize if NK keeps pursuing nuclear weapons: minister nominee
The normalization of deadlocked inter-Korean ties will be unlikely as long as North Korea continues to modernize its nuclear weapons, the unification minister nominee said, Thursday. However, he also said South Korea's new Yoon Suk-yeol administration will try to build the momentum to resume talks between the two Koreas, although it will be a daunting task.
Yoon's US delegation discusses with Pfizer early supply of Paxlovid
President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol's U.S. delegation recently discussed with Pfizer ways to cooperate to receive an early supply of the American drug giant's COVID-19 antiviral pill in Korea, according to his spokesperson, Thursday. The ROK-U.S. Policy Consultation Delegation, led by foreign minister nominee Rep. Park Jin, made an eight-day trip to Washington, D.C. on April 3, whe...
What Cabinet nominations say about Yoon's foreign policy, security posture
President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol's nominations of key members of his national security team suggest that the new South Korean administration plans to engage in diplomacy that places alignment with the United States at the center of its foreign policy priorities, according diplomatic observers. In addition, Yoon, who pledged to take a hardline stance against North Korea on the ca...
Yoon invites former President Park to inauguration ceremony
President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol invited former President Park Geun-hye to his inauguration ceremony, May 10, as the incoming president tries to rebuild relations with his predecessor. Park said she will attend the inauguration if conditions permit. Yoon's much-heralded meeting with Park took place for 50 minutes, Tuesday, while he was on a national tour, which started, Monday. ...
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