President says special envoys help fill diplomatic hiatus

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President says special envoys help fill diplomatic hiatus

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Wednesday that his special envoys to the US, Japan and China help make up for what he called a monthslong diplomatic hiatus, also noting the country's diplomati...

Updated : 2017.05.24 10:19

Moon seeks trilateral cooperation with Russia to change N. Korea: envoy

MOSCOW -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in's special envoy has told the Russian Far East development minister and parliament leaders that South Korea intends to increase economic cooperation with Ru...

Updated : 2017.05.24 10:13

Korea to address flight course, safety distance in aviation talks with Japan

South Korea and Japan will hold their annual aviation talks this week, with Seoul asking for adjustments in flight course and safety distance between planes, the transportation ministry said Tuesday.T...

Updated : 2017.05.23 10:58

‘Kashmir, the root of conflict in South Asia’

By Pakistani Ambassador to Korea Zahid Nasrullah KhanOn 6 June 1998, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 1172 and expressed deep concern over the risk of a nuclear arms race in Sout...

Updated : 2017.05.22 23:49

‘One Belt, One Road could unlock regional prosperity’

With China embarking on a gargantuan enterprise of infrastructure and international development through the “Belt and Road” initiative, Beijing, Pyongyang and Seoul could join hands to tap its immen...

Updated : 2017.05.22 23:35

‘Iran nuke deal offers road map on N. Korea’

With North Korea upgrading its nuclear and missile capabilities, the world should seek an interim agreement that would freeze the regime’s programs with a long-term aim of denuclearization, according...

Updated : 2017.05.22 23:29

Moon's top security advisor points to need for dialogue with N. Korea

South Korean President Moon Jae-in's top security advisor on Monday voiced a need to resume talks with North Korea, though he said the dialogue must not get in the way of ongoing international sanctio...

Updated : 2017.05.22 17:17

Moon's special envoy departs for Russia

President Moon Jae-in's special envoy departed to Russia on Monday where he will seek to forge closer cooperation over North Korea and bilateral economic issues."I will do my efforts to deliver Presid...

Updated : 2017.05.22 16:32

FM nominee seeks progress on NK nukes

Foreign Minister nominee Kang Kyung-wha said Sunday she is ready to help resolve North Korea’s nuclear issues by capitalizing on her yearslong experience at the UN, calling it a top priority. In her ...

Updated : 2017.05.22 15:52

Duterte vows help to denuclearize N. Korea, curb its missile launches

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte pledged to cooperate with China and other neighboring countries to help denuclearize North Korea and curb its missile launches during his meeting with President Mo...

Updated : 2017.05.22 11:53

S. Korea to flexibly handle civilian inter-Korean exchanges

South Korea plans to resume humanitarian assistance to North Korea and civilian inter-Korean exchanges to an extent that the move would not compromise the international sanctions regime, a government ...

Updated : 2017.05.22 11:03

Korea welcomes Iran president's re-election, expects better ties

South Korea on Monday extended congratulations on Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's re-election last week, expressing hopes for a boost for bilateral relations.Rouhani secured 57 percent of the vote ...

Updated : 2017.05.22 10:58

[Newsmaker] Kang Kyung-wha: Seoul's first-ever female FM nominee

President Moon Jae-in’s pick for foreign minister is a female diplomat with a career in the United Nations and who started off as a language expert. Kang Kyung-wha, who was nominated Sunday to lead...

Updated : 2017.05.21 18:46

New security chief says Seoul should ‘take the lead’ in restoring two-Korea relations

 President Moon Jae-in’s chief security aide said Sunday that South Korea should “take the lead” in restoring frosty inter-Korea relations, pledging to ease mounting tensions on the peninsula amid...

Updated : 2017.05.21 18:37

Presidential envoy to ASEAN begins tour

A newly named presidential envoy to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations departed for the Philippines on Sunday, the first leg of his tour of the region.Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon, tapped by Pres...

Updated : 2017.05.21 12:53