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Reporter : Kang Seung-woo
Sun, December 10, 2023 | 10:41
Cooperative forum for Korea-China future ties launched
A committee of Korean and Chinese government officials, diplomats and scholars has been launched to discuss improving relations between the two nations, which will celebrate 30 years of diplomatic ties in 2022. Members of the Committee for Future-Oriented Development of Korea-China Relations held the launching ceremony, Tuesday.
Supporting ROK-US alliance
Han Ki-boong, left, president of the Far East Broadcasting Company (FEBC)-Korea, poses with Jung Seung-jo, president of the Korea-U.S. Alliance Foundation, at the broadcaster's headquarters in Seoul, Monday, after the FEBC raised 404 million won ($345,000) to donate to the establi...
US makes clear its support for inter-Korean humanitarian aid
The United States made clear its commitment to inter-Korean humanitarian projects, Monday, a step forward from its previous stance, as South Korea is seeking to find a breakthrough in its ties with North Korea. In addition, Washington also reaffirmed its commitment to the defense of South Korea, as the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan is leaving Seoul anxious about whether it...
KOICA offers helping hand to Iraqi women
The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has stepped up efforts to provide support for Iraqi women victimized by its war against the Islamic State (IS).The state-run overseas aid agency agreed, Aug. 5, to provide $2.99 million (3.52 billion won) by 2023 to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to implement a project to support gender-based violence and sexual v...
Experts split over impact of US pullout from Afghanistan on N. Korea issue
The U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan is drawing mixed responses here, on speculation that it could leave room for Washington to concentrate efforts on the North Korean nuclear issue that has been put on the back burner under the new Joe Biden administration. Despite completing its policy review of Pyongyang in April, the Biden administration has shown few signs of efforts to ...
DPK leader slams Washington Post columnist
Rep. Song Young-gil, chairman of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK), Wednesday, struck back at tweets by a Washington Post columnist saying that South Korea would be like Afghanistan if the U.S. forces leave the Korean Peninsula. In addition, he added that Seoul needs to take advantage of the Afghanistan crisis to regain wartime operational control (OPCON) of South Ko...
Bust of Kazakh poet unveiled at Seoul Cyber University
A bust of Abai Qunanbaiuly, a prominent Kazakh poet and philosopher, has been unveiled on Seoul Cyber University's campus, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the relationship between Korea and Kazakhstan next year, according to the university, Tuesday.
Commencement amid pandemic
Graduates take a selfie at Sogang University during their commencement in Seoul, Tuesday. Due to the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic, a large number of universities have canceled their graduation ceremonies. Yonhap
US nuke envoy likely to visit Seoul later this week
Sung Kim, the U.S. special representative for North Korea, is expected to make a four-day trip to South Korea starting Aug. 21, according to a diplomatic source. The visit would mark his second in two months since he took office in May. In June, he visited for talks with his South Korean counterpart Noh Kyu-duk.
70 percent of people to be fully vaccinated by October: Moon
President Moon Jae-in said Sunday that 70 percent of South Koreans will have been fully vaccinated by October, adding the government will further raise the nation's target rate. In addition, he promised to help domestic companies develop their own COVID-19 vaccines by the first half of next year. His promises, made during a ceremony to mark the nation's liberation from Japan'...