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Reporter : Kang Seung-woo
Wed, November 30, 2022 | 03:12
Foreign ministers of South Korea and China to meet to address thorny issues
The foreign ministers of South Korea and China sit down for talks Tuesday to address a heap of thorny issues amid Beijing's growing displeasure with Seoul over its policies involving the United States, a staunch ally of the South. The meeting in Qingdao, China is the second of its kind between Foreign Minister Park Jin and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi since Park's inaugura...
Egypt emerges as new market for Korean arms exports
Following a massive arms deal with Poland, Korea has now set its eyes on Egypt, a new potential suitor seen as the next biggest market for defense products after the United States. According to Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI), Friday, a delegation comprised of the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), the Air Force and KAI flew to Cairo to promote the company's ...
Yoon, Pelosi talk over phone, without meeting in person
President Yoon Suk-yeol spoke with U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over the phone, Thursday, ...
Seoul wary of 'Pelosi effect' on ties with Beijing
A visit by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to South Korea is likely to perplex Seoul further in the handling of its relations with China, which are already at an inflection point due to pending bilateral yet volatile issues. Pelosi is widely expected to urge longtime ally South Korea to respond to the U.S.-led campaign against China's authoritarianism, according to diplomatic...
Chip 4, '3 Nos' complicate Korea-China ties
Korea is at a critical juncture over its ties with China as it faces increasing pressure to choose a side amid the intensifying Sino-U.S. rivalry, with any decision potentially causing further uncertainties in bilateral relations. Korea has been asked to respond to the U.S. invitation by the end of August to participate in the envisaged strategic alliance of four global chip ...
Upcoming combined drill to heighten inter-Korean tensions
Plans to expand a combined military drill between South Korea and the United States against North Korea's growing threats are expected to bring the Korean Peninsula back to a state of confrontation, ratcheting up cross-border tensions, Pyongyang watchers said, Monday. The prediction comes as the allies seek to enhance their overall capabilities to deal with a possible all-out...
No breakthrough yet in Indonesia's KF-X payments
Despite last week's summit between Korea and Indonesia, concerns over Jakarta's possible default on the KF-X joint fighter jet program still remain, after the meeting failed to come up with a clear-cut solution to the Southeast Asian country's overdue payment problem. The KF-X, aimed at producing an advanced multirole fighter jet, was initiated in 2001 and the two nations sig...
Yoon's ASEAN diplomacy put to test at summit with Widodo
President Yoon Suk-yeol is expected to take advantage of his Indonesian counterpart's visit to Korea in Seoul's pursuit of diplomacy to strengthen ties with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and promote foreign policy in the Indo-Pacific region. Indonesian President Joko Widodo arrived here Wednesday night for a two-day trip, during which he will sit down for...
KOICA recognized for aid transparency
The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has gained global recognition as a transparent and accountable aid donor in the international community. According to the results of an aid transparency evaluation, the agency received a “Good” rating in the 2022 Aid Transparency Index (ATI), released July 13 by Publish What You Fund (PWYF), an independent non-governmental or...
Will President Jokowi's visit settle KF-X payment issue with Indonesia?
Although the domestically developed KF-21 Boramae fighter jet took to the skies for the first time last week, the issue related to Indonesia's payment for the joint fighter jet program is still grounded as Jakarta has yet to keep its word to pay its share of the total cost. However, there is a glimmer of hope for settlement of the overdue payment problem as Indonesian Preside...
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