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‘Enterprises can play pivotal role in reunification’

JEJUDO ISLAND -- Enterprises can play a pivotal role in the potential reunification of the two Koreas that would be costly but would have great consequences, Siemens AG president and CEO Joe Kaeser sa...

Updated : 2016.05.27 16:46

‘Korea, China, Japan committed to three-way cooperation’

JEJUDO ISLAND -- Despite persistent territorial and historical tension, Korea, China and Japan are committed to deepening three-way cooperation and carrying on with their plans to hold regular summits...

Updated : 2016.05.27 16:42

Seoul, Beijing agree on joint infrastructure development in China

South Korea and China have agreed to cooperate in infrastructure development in northeastern China, crucial for their policies of seeking closer economic ties between Asia and Europe, the finance ministry said Friday. At the 14th ministerial meeting held at a Seoul hotel, Strategy and Fina...

Updated : 2016.05.27 15:35

Malaysia's first Korean school to open in September

The Korean-Malaysian community's long-cherished hope for a school exclusively for their children will be realized this year, organizers in charge of building the school said Friday. The Korean school, jointly funded by the Korean community in Malaysia and the Seoul Korean government, will ...

Updated : 2016.05.27 15:18

Korea, Ethiopia ink MOUs on health cooperation

South Korea has signed a series of memorandums of understanding with Ethiopia to strengthen cooperation in the health sector, health ministry officials here said Friday.The agreement was made in Addis Ababa as South Korean President Park Geun-hye and her Ethiopian counterpart Hailemariam D...

Updated : 2016.05.27 11:30

British Embassy marks 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II

The British Embassy in Seoul on Thursday held a dinner gathering to celebrate the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II, an event that it seized on to highlight the evolving partnership between the two nations.The celebratory event brought together some 800 people including South Korea's Cul...

Updated : 2016.05.26 21:55

Leaders warn against nationalism

JEJUDO ISLAND -- With bilateral, territorial and historical tensions threatening to overshadow the broader and indispensable need for regional collaboration, world leaders Thursday at the Jeju Forum w...

Updated : 2016.05.26 16:47

Ban hints at possible run for president

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday gave a strong indication that he may decide to run for president of South Korea, saying he plans to contemplate his next step once his tenure ends.“I’...

Updated : 2016.05.25 22:23

[JEJU FORUM] Experts call for greater efforts to tackle N.K. nuclear ambitions

JEJUDO ISLAND -- With North Korea stepping up its nuclear capability and negotiations remaining deadlocked, leading experts called for intensifying multinational efforts to change its course and resolve the issue at the Jeju Forum on Wednesday. The Jeju Forum for Peace and Prosperity 2016 ...

Updated : 2016.05.25 17:14

Ex-India envoy tapped as new ambassador to Japan

Lee Joon-gyu, a former ambassador to India, has been tapped as the new South Korean envoy to Japan and tasked with untangling the unabated controversy over a recent settlement on the “comfort women”...

Updated : 2016.05.24 17:40

Jeju Forum to explore Asia’s new order

More than 4,000 former and incumbent heads of state, leading policymakers and scholars from around 50 countries are set to gather in Jejudo Island on Wednesday to explore issues related to foreign policy, security, economy, the environment and other pressing worldwide challenges.The Jeju F...

Updated : 2016.05.24 17:39

Korea to sign deal with Sri Lanka on new town development

South Korea's government said Tuesday that it plans to sign an initial deal with Sri Lanka on the development of the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo and adjacent areas.Kang Ho-in, minister of land, infrastructure and transport, is set to sign a memorandum of understanding with his counterpar...

Updated : 2016.05.24 10:58

Korea designates new ambassador to Japan

South Korea has designated a career diplomat with expertise on Asia as its new ambassador to Japan, a government source said Tuesday.Lee Joon-gyu, 62, is to replace Yoo Heung-soo, who offered to resig...

Updated : 2016.05.24 09:45

[JEJU FORUM] Jeju strives to boost global appeal

Positioned off the southern tip of the peninsula and at the center of Northeast Asia, Jejudo Island has for years been enticing tourists and investors from around the globe on the back of its natural ...

Updated : 2016.05.23 19:34

[JEJU FORUM] Jeju at the center of peace-building efforts

Following the end of the Cold War, then-President Roh Tae-woo invited Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev for a historic summit in April 1991 on Jejudo Island, seeking to mend fences fraught by deca...

Updated : 2016.05.23 19:31