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Ex-Canadian P.M. touts middle-power diplomacy

Former Canadian Prime Minister Joe Clark urged Canada and Korea to bolster diplomacy in a world characterized by withering superpowers and sprouting middle powers. Canada’s 16th Prime Minister from 1...

Updated : 2015.05.25 19:30

Argentina, Korea mark 50 years of migration

The Embassy of Argentina celebrated the 205th anniversary of the May Revolution of 1810, which gave birth to the Argentine Republic after three centuries of Spanish colonial rule. This year also marks the 50th anniversary of the first generation of Korean immigration to Argentina. With the...

Updated : 2015.05.25 19:29

Ex-German president highlights friendship in divisive world

Rational people of Germany and Korea must step up collaboration to solve irrational challenges facing the globe, former German President Horst Kohler said last week at an alumni gathering of Germans a...

Updated : 2015.05.25 19:29

Iran nuke deal to energize trade with Korea

Finalizing the recently agreed Iranian nuclear deal will pave the way for international cooperation, security and prosperity, Iran’s top envoy to Korea stressed last week. Iranian Ambassador Hassan Taherian underscored that the nuclear deal framework, which came out of negotiations betwee...

Updated : 2015.05.25 19:29

CICI members revel in patchwork, traditional Korean cookies

Members of Korea’s diplomatic community had an opportunity to participate in various Korean traditional experiences this month, including a baking class for traditional Korean cookies in Pocheon City...

Updated : 2015.05.20 18:50

Bulgaria upgrades partnership with Korea

Amid the global economic downturn and political instability, a comprehensive partnership between countries is no longer a choice, but a necessity, Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev underscored duri...

Updated : 2015.05.17 20:22

Poland celebrates rise as Central European powerhouse

The Polish constitution of May 3, 1791 was the world’s second constitution after the U.S. constitution written in 1789.The Polish Embassy celebrated its Constitution Day last Thursday, also marking...

Updated : 2015.05.17 20:20

South Africa marks Freedom Day

The South African Embassy celebrated two decades of freedom and economic transformation as a non-apartheid nation at a national day reception Tuesday. Freedom Day, which falls on April 27, celebrates ...

Updated : 2015.05.17 20:19

German food showcased at KINTEX

German food companies participated in the Seoul Food 2015 exhibition at KINTEX in Ilsan, Gyeonggi Province, from May 12-15, showcasing beer, coffee, meat, sweets, dairy products, soft drinks and food service equipment. Thermo Future Box, Brauerei Zoller-Hof Graf-Fleischhut, Deutsche Extrak...

Updated : 2015.05.17 20:18

Canada’s Alberta to donate pavilion to Gangwon Province

Canada’s Alberta provincial government will donate a pavilion to the Alpensia ski resort in Gangwon Province to commemorate the PyeongChang Winter Olympics in 2018 and a 40-year provincial alliance. Alberta’s senior representative for the Asia-Pacific basin, Ron Hoffmann, the Canadian Am...

Updated : 2015.05.17 20:17

Ecuador exhibits produce at food fair

The Ecuadorian Embassy and the Commercial Office of Ecuador held a gastronomic reception on Monday, showcasing the country’s signature foods. Twelve Ecuadorian companies ― Amerifoods, Cafecom, Trinyfresh, Platayuc, Congelados Ecuatorianos, Uyamafarms, Samai Snacks, ElCafe, Cereal Andino,...

Updated : 2015.05.17 20:17

Nuke energy cooperation envoy named ambassador to Russia

South Korea Thursday appointed its chief negotiator in nuclear cooperation talks with the United States as its new ambassador to Russia.President Park Geun-hye picked the veteran diplomat, Park Ro-byug, to take up the post, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.The president will aw...

Updated : 2015.05.14 10:41

EU goes to school to court Korea’s youth

The European Union Embassy kicked off its “EU Goes to Schools 2015” program, designed to promote awareness of Europe among Korean high school students, with the first lecture at the Kyungbok Busines...

Updated : 2015.05.10 20:19

Indonesia introduces new streamlined FDI process

The Indonesia Investment Board, in collaboration with the Indonesian Embassy, held a reception last week to woo Korean investors in infrastructure, manufacturing, maritime industries and tourism, whil...

Updated : 2015.05.10 20:18

New Canadian ambassador takes over with eye on trade ties

Canadian Ambassador Eric Walsh had prior postings likely coming into his new position as Canada’s top envoy to Korea. Before being appointed in February, Walsh was the director of East and North Asia...

Updated : 2015.05.10 20:18