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Iceland's culture minister shares key to gender equality
Iceland's Minister of Culture and Business Affairs Lilja Alfredsdottir said Iceland and Korea can cooperate in the field of soft power during her visit to Korea. From Nov. 22 to 24, Alfredsdottir visited Korea leading a delegation to commemorate the 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries.
DPK lawmaker continues 'poverty porn' claim against first lady, sends people to Cambodia
An opposition lawmaker, who sparked a debate over "poverty porn" allegations about first lady Kim Keon-hee's visit to a sick Cambodian child, said he sent someone to Cambodia to verify the suspicions around Kim's photo with the child. Rep. Jang Kyung-tae, a first-term lawmaker of the Democratic Party of Korea (DPK), said during an SBS radio show, Friday, that he made a reques...
'Canada is predictable, stable partner for Korea,' says Canadian minister
Canada can be Korea's solution to energy security, food security and supply chain resiliency, according to Canada's Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry Francois-Philippe Champagne, Friday. Champagne, who has extensive experience in foreign affairs and international trade, said during a meeting with Korean businesspeople and scholars at the Federation of Korean Indust...
ASEAN-Korea Forum highlights sustainable partnership
Scholars and policymakers from Korea and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states gathered to discuss ways to sustain Korea-ASEAN relations in the long term at the ASEAN-Korea Forum held in the Chey Jong-Hyun Hall of Korea University, Seoul, Thursday. Co-organized by the ASEAN-Korea Centre (AKC), the Korea University Asiatic Research Institute ASEAN Ce...
[INTERVIEW] ASEAN deputy secretary-general hopes for stronger cooperation
While welcoming Korea's new Indo-Pacific strategy announced earlier this month, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) looks for Korea to bring more concrete ideas and actions to strengthen the ties. Robert Matheus Michael Tene, deputy secretary-general of the ASEAN Secretariat for the ASEAN Political-Security Community, said, "ASEAN encourages the ROK (Republic o...
Cervantes Institute unveils Seoul branch
The long-anticipated Seoul branch of the Cervantes Institute, a Spanish government-backed organization promoting Spanish language and culture, finally unveiled its location last week in Myeong-dong, in the heart of Seoul.
Colombian flowers captivate Korean market with colors, variety
Asocolflores, or the Association of Colombian Flower Exporters, held the "Flowers of Colombia" week in Korea, introducing a wide variety of flowers from the South American country last week, bridging 12 Colombian flower exporters and over 50 buyers in Korea.
[INTERVIEW] Cambodian envoy welcomes more cooperation under FTA
Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol made a trip to Cambodia from Nov. 11 to 13, attending a series of meetings, including the South Korea-ASEAN Summit, ASEAN Plus Three summit and East Asia Summit, to strengthen relations with Southeast Asian nations. Ambassador of Cambodia to Korea Chring Botum Rangsay, who was in Phnom Penh to arrange the events, shared the behind-the-scenes eff...
Public diplomacy week
Ambassadors take part in the opening ceremony of the 5th Public Diplomacy Week organized by the Korea Foundation at Dongdaemun Design Plaza in central Seoul, Nov. 18. The Korea Foundation holds the annual event to raise awareness of public diplomacy with over 20 foreign missions in Korea. Yonhap
[INTERVIEW] 'Qatar ready for impressive, historic World Cup': Qatar's ambassador to Korea
The 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar is just around the corner and the world's eyes are sharply focused on the first-ever World Cup to be held in the Middle East.
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