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Kuwait, Korea diversify partnership

February is a joyous month for the State of Kuwait as it celebrates its 54th National Day on Feb. 25 and the 24th anniversary of Liberation Day on the following day. I am grateful to be able to celebr...

Updated : 2015.02.24 20:25

[Herald Interview] ‘Russia-N. Korea cooperation will clear way for Eurasia Initiative’

South Korea should take advantage of cooperation between Russia and North Korea to smooth the way for regional economic integration and improve inter-Korean relations, an expert said in an interview w...

Updated : 2015.02.22 18:33

Korean embassy to open in Georgia in 2015

With a Korean embassy scheduled to open in Georgia this year, the two countries will benefit from enhanced support for diplomacy and business, Georgia’s top envoy to Korea told The Korea Herald last ...

Updated : 2015.02.22 18:32

S. Korea, Japan finance ministers meeting being arranged to tackle outstanding issues

Finance ministers of South Korea and Japan may meet in the coming months after such talks have been suspended for over two years due to frayed diplomatic relations, an official source at the finance ministry said Monday."Efforts are underway to hold the ministerial meeting in the near futu...

Updated : 2015.02.16 14:37

Seoul's vice FM to attend global anti-terror meeting

A South Korean vice foreign minister plans to attend an international conference on anti-terrorism to be held in Washington this week in a bid to join global efforts to fight violent terrorism, officials said Monday.Vice Foreign Minister Cho Tae-yul will attend the conference on fighting v...

Updated : 2015.02.16 10:42

Canadian trade minister hopeful of CKFTA

Canada’s trade minister led a mission to Korea last week to link businesses after a bilateral free trade agreement went into force this year. “The Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement will open the Asi...

Updated : 2015.02.15 18:55

Colombia, Korea partner in trade, defense, education

“When Korean people think about Colombia, I want them to think about our Juan Valdez coffee, beautiful men and women and a land of opportunities,” Colombian Ambassador Tito Saul Pinilla told The Kor...

Updated : 2015.02.15 18:55

Seoul Literary Society hosts novelist Ha Il-ji

Literature-loving foreign diplomats had the opportunity to hobnob with a distinguished Korean author at a gathering in Seoul last week.The Seoul Literary Society hosted Ha Il-ji, a novelist renowned f...

Updated : 2015.02.15 18:54

Ex-nat'l security chief named as Seoul's new envoy to China: source

A former national security adviser has been tapped as South Korea's new ambassador to China for his extensive experience in the field of security and diplomacy, a source said Sunday.Kim Jang-soo, also a former defense minister, will replace Amb. Kwon Young-se, according to the source.It wi...

Updated : 2015.02.15 14:13

ASEAN, Korea anticipate eventful 2015

The ASEAN-Korea Center held its annual council meeting last week to take stock of last year’s progress and discuss this year’s budget and plans. The meeting, the seventh in running, was attended by...

Updated : 2015.02.08 19:49

Philippines embassy awards Korean vice admiral

The Philippines embassy awarded Korea’s high-ranking naval officer for his contribution to disaster relief efforts in the central Philippines in late 2013. Vice Admiral Koo Ok-hyoe, superintendent of...

Updated : 2015.02.08 19:49

‘China’s Dream’ to keep N.K. threats at bay

China’s quest to become a powerful nation will lever against North Korea’s military provocations and promote multilateral cooperation toward unification, an expert said in an interview with The Kore...

Updated : 2015.02.08 19:26

Espoo, hotbed of innovation and entrepreneurship

A Finnish delegation led by the city of Espoo visited Korea in mid-January to enhance business collaboration with Korean companies and welcome their investment. The Tapiola Sinfonietta orchestra perfo...

Updated : 2015.02.01 20:55

[Herald Interview] Korea-U.S. alliance linchpin of regional peace: ambassador

The top U.S. envoy to Korea has reaffirmed America’s security commitment to its key regional ally, stressing that his country “stands steadfast” alongside South Korea in countering North Korean mil...

Updated : 2015.02.01 20:55

Cultural pride key to attracting tourists

Korea should develop customer-oriented, high-quality tourism to attract Chinese tourists, industry insiders said at a reception in Seoul last week. The meeting, held at the Yido Dining restaurant and ...

Updated : 2015.02.01 20:52