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Papua New Guinean marks Independence Day

Papua New Guinean Ambassador to South Korea Bill Veri lauded his country’s democratic government during a reception celebrating its 39th Independence Day in Seoul on Thursday. “Thirty-nine years on,...

Updated : 2014.09.14 20:36

Malaysia lauds ‘Look East Policy’

Malaysian Ambassador to South Korea extolled the 50-plus years of bilateral ties with South Korea by underscoring her country’s renewed Look East Policy, during a reception celebrating the Southeast ...

Updated : 2014.09.14 20:35

Korea eyes democratic Myanmar

There’s no doubt that Myanmar is a country in transition. Even its harshest critics admit that many game-changing political reforms have been implemented since the country’s first civilian governmen...

Updated : 2014.09.14 20:34

Korea-Uzbekistan diplomacy to raise profile of ‘Koryosaram’

Bakhtier N. Ibragimov, charge d’affaires of the Uzbek Embassy here, underscored the role strong diplomatic ties will play in raising awareness about ethnic Koreans living in the Central Asian nation,...

Updated : 2014.09.14 20:32

U.K. Embassy accepting scholarship applications

The British Embassy is now accepting applications from Korean students for the United Kingdom’s Chevening Scholarships until Nov. 15 for the 2015-2016 academic year.North Korean settlers in South Korea are also invited to submit applications for the scholarship, an official at the embassy...

Updated : 2014.09.14 20:30

Unification committee hopes to invite Kissinger

South Korea’s new committee on national unification is hoping to recruit Henry Kissinger, former U.S. secretary of state, as its special international adviser, a government official said Tuesday.“The international advisory group under the unification committee is trying to recruit a high...

Updated : 2014.09.10 21:10

Korea pushes to resume stalled security consultations with Japan

South Korea is pushing to resume long-suspended security consultations with Japan later this year to discuss North Korea and regional security issues, a government source said Tuesday. The security consultations, involving senior foreign affairs and defense officials, were held regularly u...

Updated : 2014.09.09 11:11

Embassies take part in Seoul International Arts Festival

The diplomatic community here ― including about a dozen foreign ambassadors, many diplomatic spouses and a coterie of visiting foreign artists ― crowded into the Chosun Ilbo Art Museum in downtown S...

Updated : 2014.08.31 21:04

Korea promotes investment in Myanmar

Officials from the public and private sector in South Korea and a delegation from Myanmar will discuss the investment potential of the Southeast Asian nation in Seoul on Tuesday.They are to meet organizers from the ASEAN-Korea Center and the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry at the 20...

Updated : 2014.08.31 21:04

Ukrainian chancery holds procession to laud sovereignty

For the Ukrainian Embassy, this year’s Independence Day could be its most meaningful ever.As Ukrainian national soldiers marched on parade in Kiev’s Independence Square, pro-Russian separatists have...

Updated : 2014.08.31 21:04

Ecuador celebrates independence with fine art

The Ecuadorean Embassy is running an exhibition of work by the artist Hernan Illescas, titled “Symbols of Dreams.” The chancery organized a number of events in August celebrating Ecuador’s independ...

Updated : 2014.08.31 21:03

Business powwow in Seoul sign of closer ties with India

In a show of just how far bilateral ties have come in recent years, the Indian Embassy here hosted its biggest-ever business symposium in Seoul on Friday.Hundreds of executives, government officials, ...

Updated : 2014.08.31 21:01

Pakistan looks east to South Korea

There are essentially two Pakistans. One made familiar by gruesome suicide bombings, U.S. drone strikes and heavy political wrangling in headlines around the world.Another Pakistan ― unfortunately, p...

Updated : 2014.08.31 21:00

Dutch woman urges Japan to come to terms with wrongful past

Human rights activist Thea Bisenberger-van de Wal (second from left) participates in the anti-sex slavery protest in Hague, Netherlands, on April 8. (Yonhap)For Thea Bisenberger-van der Wal, Japan is ...

Updated : 2014.08.25 09:58

Russia lauds ‘Koryo Saram’ in trans-Eurasian road trip

The Russian Embassy here, commemorating the 150th anniversary of Korean migration to Russia, celebrated on Tuesday at the Russian chancery the arrival of a trans-Eurasian auto-trek rally team. It was ...

Updated : 2014.08.24 20:29