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Reporter : Kwon Mee-yoo
Tue, September 26, 2023 | 07:38
Envoys show expectations for Korea's bigger role in Indo-Pacific
Korea has unveiled a new strategy for expanding its global influence in the Indo-Pacific region, as the country's elevated international standing now requires it to take on a larger role in promoting freedom, peace and prosperity in the region. The unveiling of the details received noteworthy attention from the diplomatic community in Seoul, as Foreign Minister Park Jin invit...
Ambassadors from East Africa hope to encourage Korean tourism
As the world returns to normal in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, more people are resuming travel around the world. While an increasing number of Koreans are choosing Africa as their travel destination, the number is still low compared to other parts of the world. A few like-minded embassies from East Africa have partnered with Ethiopian Airlines, the only African air carr...
Austrian Ambassador visits Wurm exhibition
Austrian Ambassador to Korea Wolfgang Angerholzer, first from right, and his wife Susanne, second from right, pose in front of Austrian artist Erwin Wurm's works on display at the Suwon Museum of Art in Suwon, Gyeonggi Province, Jan. 6. The museum is holding the largest-ever solo ...
Na Kyung-won at odds with presidential office
About two months ahead of the ruling People Power Party's (PPP) national convention to elect its new leader, Na Kyung-won, a former lawmaker who is now head of the presidential committee on Aging Society and Population Policy, has been at odds with the presidential office over her candidacy.
Sweden's equality, inclusivity showcased in Down syndrome photo exhibit
Sweden is a country known for equality, acceptance and inclusivity, demonstrating its dedication to promoting and protecting the rights of all individuals. The Korea Foundation (KF) and the Embassy of Sweden in Seoul are presenting "ICONS - an Exhibition about the Right to Exist" at the KF Gallery in central Seoul, showcasing Sweden's commitment to human rights through photos...
Civic group urges justice ministry to grant refugee status to Russian asylum-seekers
A group of civic organizations held a press conference, Friday, criticizing the Korean government for detaining anti-war Russian asylum-seekers at Incheon International airport's departure area.
CJ's Miky Lee named 2022 Women in Entertainment Power 100 list
Miky Lee, vice chairperson of CJ Group, has once again demonstrated her influence in the global entertainment industry by being included in the Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment Power 100 list for two consecutive years.
[INTERVIEW] Envoy touts Vietnam as Korea's ideal partner
The importance of Vietnam increased dramatically for Korea after President Yoon Suk-yeol unveiled his Indo-Pacific Strategy in November. It calls for a stronger Korean presence in the region in order to diversify trade partners and secure global supply chains.
President Yoon to make last-minute decision on who to be pardoned
President Yoon Suk-yeol is pondering over a list of people to be pardoned. Among others, Yoon was recommended to pardon former President Lee Myung-bak and former South Gyeongsang Province Governor Kim Kyoung-soo. Unlike Lee who was recommended to be pardoned along with reinstatement, if the justice ministry committee's decision is accepted, Kim will be released on parole.
British Embassy meets Better Meat
Alex Song, fourth from left, CEO of Shinsegae Food, introduces the company's alternative meat brand, Better Meat, to staff of the British Embassy in Seoul during lunch at a pop-up store promoting the plant-based meat products in southern Seoul, Tuesday. Courtesy of Shinsegae Food ...