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Korean president greets five new foreign envoys in Seoul

South Korean President Moon Jae-in welcomed five new foreign envoys to Seoul in a meeting held at his presidential office, Cheong Wa Dae, on Tuesday, the office said.The five new envoys included new M...

Updated : 2017.07.18 10:55

Korea pushing for FM meetings with China and Japan next month

South Korea's foreign minister is pushing to meet with her Chinese and Japanese counterparts on the sidelines of ASEAN-related conferences scheduled for early next month, officials said Tuesday.Kang K...

Updated : 2017.07.18 09:49

Foreign ministry launches internal platform to collect self-reform opinions

South Korea's foreign ministry has launched an internal online "platform" where its workers can suggest diverse reform measures for its organization, a ministry official said Tuesday.The platform was ...

Updated : 2017.07.18 09:21

‘Turkey looks to Eurasia amid post-coup discipline’

One year after a failed coup attempt to topple the government, Turkey has restored social stability and economic vibrancy and is looking beyond its region to the larger Eurasian market, the country’s...

Updated : 2017.07.17 17:06

‘Liberation of Mosul heralds Iraq’s precarious governance’

Iraq’s top envoy to Korea lauded the hard-won victory against the Islamic State group in Mosul last week, also expressing his appreciation for Seoul’s humanitarian assistance and diplomatic support....

Updated : 2017.07.17 17:00

FM meets with special rapporteur to discuss human rights in N. Korea

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha met with the United Nations' Special Rapporteur on human rights in North Korea, Tomas Ojea Quintana, Monday to discuss policies on dealing with the abject ...

Updated : 2017.07.17 16:53

Turkish art shines light on ties with Korea

Marking the 60th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic relations, the Turkish Embassy helped organize an art exhibition featuring Turkey’s celebrated paintings and calligraphy at the Bank of Korea in S...

Updated : 2017.07.17 16:46

[Herald Interview] ‘Indonesia hub-and-spoke anchor of ASEAN economy’

Buoyed by nationwide reforms to raise its economic competitiveness, Indonesia is ripe for Korean business as the hub for the larger Southeast Asian market, according to the country’s industry ministe...

Updated : 2017.07.17 16:46

Korea prods Japan to acknowledge forced labor on Hashima Island, other UNESCO-listed sites

South Korea has prodded Japan to acknowledge the country's forced mobilization of Koreans at several UNESCO-listed world heritage sites in Japan, including Hashima Island, in the latest session of the...

Updated : 2017.07.13 13:19

Senior diplomat to visit Europe countries to discuss cooperation

South Korea's senior diplomat will depart for Europe this week to discuss closer cooperation with Sweden, Britain and the European Union, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday. Vice Foreign Minister Li...

Updated : 2017.07.13 09:17

Probe launched into diplomat rape claim

The Foreign Ministry said Wednesday it has launched a probe into an allegation that a diplomat raped a young female contract worker while working with her at its embassy in Ethiopia. The woman was ass...

Updated : 2017.07.12 18:40

Unification minister meets with bizmen investing in Kaesong complex

South Korea's unification minister on Wednesday met with a group of company officials who ran factories at a now-shuttered industrial complex in North Korea as they called for more compensation for th...

Updated : 2017.07.12 11:40

President meets political leaders over G-20 outcome, dispute over nominees

President Moon Jae-in met with key political and government leaders Wednesday to explain the outcome of his recent trip to Germany, his office Cheong Wa Dae said, a move also aimed at overcoming the p...

Updated : 2017.07.12 10:41

Korea's foreign ministry launches task force for organizational reform

South Korea's foreign ministry on Tuesday launched a task force to spearhead organizational reforms aimed at strengthening its overall capability and efficiency.The task force is led by Oh Yeoung-ju, ...

Updated : 2017.07.11 16:48

Office launched for Korea-Central Asia cooperation

South Korea and five Central Asian countries on Monday launched an office in Seoul to facilitate diplomatic, business and people-to-people cooperation through high-level dialogue, exchanges of working...

Updated : 2017.07.10 18:31