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Mohamed Mbougar Sarr discusses value of Francophone literature in Africa
Senegalese writer Mohamed Mbougar Sarr is a rising star in African literature who won the 2021 Prix Goncourt, one of the most prestigious French literary awards, for his novel "The Most Secret Memory of Men." Sarr visited Korea last week as part of the French Embassy in Korea's Goncourt Choice 2022-2023 program, promoting French-language literature here.
Indonesian investment minister promotes EV cooperation with Korea
Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Maritime and Investment Affairs Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan voiced hopes of increased cooperation with Korea in the field of electronic vehicles (EV) and a project to build a new capital of the Southeast Asian country, leveraging Korea's technological expertise and Indonesia's abundant resources.
Foreign minister hosts Iftar dinner for Muslims in Korea
Foreign Minister Park Jin hosted an Iftar dinner, Friday, emphasizing the significance of solidarity as Muslims observe the holy month of Ramadan. “Ramadan is more than just a month of fasting. It is a time of solidarity. Over the past three years, we have come to realize all the more fully the deep meaning of the human connections in our world, reminding us that no one is an...
Embassy of Pakistan celebrates national day
The Embassy of Pakistan in Seoul commemorated the country's national day, Wednesday, paying tribute to the country's founding fathers and highlighting the friendship between the country and Korea. Ambassador of Pakistan to Korea Nabeel Munir noted that the occasion marks the adoption of the Pakistan Resolution in the city of Lahore on March 23, 1940.
S. Korea, US navies hold amphibious landing exercise
South Korean and U.S. vessels take part in a large-scale amphibious landing exercise, known as Ssangyong Drill, near the southeastern coastal city of Pohang, Wednesday. The exercise, held from Monday through April 3, resumed after five years of hiatus as part of the allies' Freedom Shield spring joint drill. According to the Navy and Marine Corps, some 1,600 sailors, 30 vesse...
Kazakhstan goes to polls in hopes of change
ASTANA - "We, as people of Kazakhstan, believe that the changes will take place and this is why we vote. I believe that my vote is an important decision that could be made," a voter said as she cast a ballot at a polling station installed at the National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Astana, Sunday.
Malaysia looks east to Korea for future economic growth
Malaysia is one of the Southeast Asian countries that turned its gaze toward the East earlier than its neighbors. It has celebrated the 40th anniversary of its Look East Policy (LEP), which aimed to gain knowledge and expertise from East Asian countries including Korea, Japan and China, when everyone else looked to the West.
Sohn Mi-na receives Spanish Order of Civil Merit
Announcer-turned-author Sohn Mi-na has received a Spanish Order of Civil Merit in recognition of her achievements in bridging Korea and Spain. According to her agency Uzurocks Entertainment Monday, Sohn received the medal from Spanish Ambassador to Korea Guillermo Kirkpatrick at the ambassador's residence, March 9.
President meets new ruling party leader
President Yoon Suk Yeol greets Rep. Kim Gi-hyeon, new head of the ruling People Power Party (PPP), during a dinner for the new leadership of the PPP at the presidential office in central Seoul, Monday. Courtesy of presidential office
German Embassy launches 'Women In koRea'
Participants of the female leadership group "Women In koRea (WIR) 2.0" pose during a kick-off event at the residence of the German Ambassador to Korea Michael Reiffenstuel in Seongbuk District, Seoul, Wednesday. The group, co-organized by the Embassy of Germany in Korea and the Korean-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, features some 90 members encompassing female execut...
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