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2016: A Pivotal Year for South Korean Diplomacy
Jun 10, 2016
Image Credit: Cheong Wa DaeSo far, 2016 is proving to be an important year for South Korea’s global diplomatic outreach. While network diplomacy has been high on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ priorities ever since the launch of the Global Korea strategy in 2008, this push is e...


Korea, UN bolster cooperation on public administration
Jun 10, 2016
Minister of the Interior Hong Yun-sik (left) shakes hands with Under-Secretary-General Wu Hongbo, head of UNDESA, after signing an agreement on June 2 to expand and restructure UNPOG during its second phase of development. Korea and the United Nations have agreed to ex...


Media predicts improved Korea-Cuba ties
Jun 10, 2016
The Kyunghyang Shinmun newspaper publishes a follow-up story on June 7 about the first-ever meeting between the Korean and Cuban foreign ministers. The article is titled ‘The first meeting has marked a great footprint for mankind and is a stepping stone for the future establishme...


Korea, France enhance cooperation on sports, tourism
Jun 09, 2016
French Minister of the Urbanity, Youth Affairs and Sports Patrick Kanner (left) and Second Vice Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Kim Chong shake hands following the signing of an agreement to strengthen bilateral Korea-France cooperation on sports, in Paris on June 3. ...


President Park to expand cooperation with Africa, Europ...
Jun 07, 2016
President Park Geun-hye came back to Korea on June 5 after completing her 12-day state visit to Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya and France. The latest presidential trip has brought many fruitful outcomes across a wide range of sectors, ranging from security, business and develop...


Korea, Colombia share traffic management expertise
Jun 07, 2016
Traffic management experts from Korea and Colombia attend a meeting in Seoul on May 31 to discuss current capabilities of the Korean Intelligent Transport System (ITS), as well as strategies implemented for optimum traffic control. Korea is sharing its traffic managem...


Korea, Cuba hold first foreign minister talks
Jun 07, 2016
Minister of Foreign Affairs Yun Byung-se (left) and his Cuban counterpart Minister Bruno Rodriguez hold talks on June 5 at the Palacio de Convenciones in Havana. The foreign ministers of Korea and Cuba met for the first time on June 5 in Havana. The talks ...


Park urges Pyongyang to give up nukes in memorial speec...
Jun 06, 2016
President Park Geun-hye said Monday that South Korea will join forces with the international community to induce North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons development program and return to the negotiation table during a Memorial Day speech. "North Korea must realize that the i...


Park returns home after trip to Africa, France
Jun 05, 2016
President Park Geun-hye arrived in Seoul on Sunday after her swing through Africa and France meant to boost economic cooperation and win broad support to sanction North Korea for its nuclear weapons program. The trip illustrated South Korea's efforts to tap into business opp...


President visits Air Liquide research center in Grenobl...
Jun 05, 2016
President Park Geun-hye test-drives a hydrogen-powered taxi at an Air Liquide research center in the southeastern French city of Grenoble on June 4. President Park Geun-hye visited a research center for Air Liquide in Grenoble, France, during her state trip to the Euro...