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Reporter : Kwon Mee-yoo
Sat, September 23, 2023 | 13:10
Ex-President Lee Myung-bak likely to be pardoned
Former President Lee Myung-bak is expected to receive a special pardon later this year as part of President Yoon Suk-yeol's second round of special pardons. According to the presidential office, Yoon is expected to grant special pardons at the end of the year. The presidential pardons are likely to be granted on December 28.
Korea's growing role in ASEAN Connectivity discussed at forum
Korea has a growing opportunity to cooperate more with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on the connectivity front, particularly in the establishment of digital infrastructure. The ASEAN-Korea Centre (AKC) hosted the 10th edition of its ASEAN Expanded Connectivity Forum in Seoul, Thursday, in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, highlighting the ...
MOU with Atlantis SEZ
Korea-Africa Foundation (KAF) President Lyeo Woon-ki, right, shakes hands with Matthew Cullinan, acting chief executive officer of the Atlantis Special Economic Zone (SEZ), after signing a memorandum of understanding with the SEZ in South Africa, Monday. The Atlantis SEZ, situated on the west coast of South Africa near Cape Town, aims to promote green industries, such as rene...
Korea-Africa Youth Forum
Participants at the Korea-Africa Youth Forum pose for a photo at Sebitseom, a floating island in the Han River, Seoul, Thursday. The forum, organized by the Korea-Africa Foundation, aims to boost cultural exchanges between the youth of Korea and Africa and raise awareness on each other. Courtesy of Korea-Africa Foundation
Mince pie morning
Members of the Seoul Foreign British School Choir perform at the residence of British Ambassador Colin Crooks in central Seoul, Nov. 30 as the British Association of Seoul (BASS) celebrates its first "mince pie morning" in three years. The occasion marks the beginning of the holiday season as the BASS participates in a variety of charity works, including donating gifts to the...
Prime minister continues World Expo 2030 diplomacy in Africa
Prime Minister Han Duck-soo arrived in Ghana, Thursday (local time), which is the last destination of his trip to France and Africa. Han became the highest-ranking Korean official to visit the West African country, as the two countries celebrate the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations this year.
Iceland's culture minister shares key to gender equality
Iceland's Minister of Culture and Business Affairs Lilja Alfredsdottir said Iceland and Korea can cooperate in the field of soft power during her visit to Korea. From Nov. 22 to 24, Alfredsdottir visited Korea leading a delegation to commemorate the 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries.
DPK lawmaker continues 'poverty porn' claim against first lady, sends people to Cambodia
An opposition lawmaker, who sparked a debate over "poverty porn" allegations about first lady Kim Keon-hee's visit to a sick Cambodian child, said he sent someone to Cambodia to verify the suspicions around Kim's photo with the child. Rep. Jang Kyung-tae, a first-term lawmaker of the Democratic Party of Korea (DPK), said during an SBS radio show, Friday, that he made a reques...
'Canada is predictable, stable partner for Korea,' says Canadian minister
Canada can be Korea's solution to energy security, food security and supply chain resiliency, according to Canada's Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry Francois-Philippe Champagne, Friday. Champagne, who has extensive experience in foreign affairs and international trade, said during a meeting with Korean businesspeople and scholars at the Federation of Korean Indust...
ASEAN-Korea Forum highlights sustainable partnership
Scholars and policymakers from Korea and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states gathered to discuss ways to sustain Korea-ASEAN relations in the long term at the ASEAN-Korea Forum held in the Chey Jong-Hyun Hall of Korea University, Seoul, Thursday. Co-organized by the ASEAN-Korea Centre (AKC), the Korea University Asiatic Research Institute ASEAN Ce...