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Portugal marks 50 years with festivals

Celebrates Korea ties and past with a modern twist and look toward future Korea and Portugal established formal ties half a century ago, but the European country still has a low profile here. To sh...

Updated : 2011.05.01 18:34

Dutch bicycle seminar on industry’s future

The Dutch bicycle industry plays an important role in promoting bicycle use by combining it with a tradition of spatial planning and traffic-safety policy. In Korea, the bicycle industry has taken o...

Updated : 2011.04.24 18:59

Europe Study and Research fair this week

Studying in Europe is a dream for many students, but the legwork involved in researching a host country and university can be daunting. To help with the search, 15 European countries are promoting t...

Updated : 2011.04.24 18:59

New UAE envoy arrives this week

The new United Arab Emirates Ambassador, Abdulla Khalfan Matar Al Romaithi, will arrive in Seoul on April 28. Al Romaithi was sworn in on April 18 at the Al Mushrif Palace before President Sheikh Kh...

Updated : 2011.04.24 18:59

Pakistan plants seeds for potential prospects

Traditional diplomatic interactions used to be the norm when building ties, but now a new paradigm has emerged where cultural and public diplomacy have become increasingly important. To change popul...

Updated : 2011.04.24 18:57

Brazil appoints Hyun as first honorary consul

For any country, picking its first ever honorary consul can be a tough choice, but at other times it is an easy fit. After over half a century of diplomatic relations, Brazil has chosen Hyundai Grou...

Updated : 2011.04.24 18:57

Fashion icons as symbols for closer ties

In Korea, wearing a hanbok could get you kicked out of a famous high-end hotel, but in Vietnam, after many years of conflicting feelings, the ao dai has become welcomed and part of everyday life. To...

Updated : 2011.04.24 18:56

UAE couple will miss Korea

Dynamic duo’s half a decade proved beneficial for ties and their future The reality that one of the diplomatic community’s most respected ambassadorial couples is leaving only rang true after they...

Updated : 2011.04.24 18:54

Australia Embassy recruiting bloggers

In celebration of the Year of Friendship, the Australian Embassy is recruiting university student bloggers who hold a special interest in the country down under. The chosen 50 student online reporte...

Updated : 2011.04.17 18:32

Military agreement expands cooperation

The Defense Ministries of Denmark and Korea signed an agreement on sharing of classified military material recently. Signed by Danish Ambassador Peter Lysholt Hansen on behalf of the Danish Defense ...

Updated : 2011.04.17 18:31

Thai travel road show in Seoul, Busan

The Tourism Authority of Thailand is bringing their travel opportunities to the land of smiles to Seoul and Busan. The Thailand Road Show in Korea will highlight 70 sellers at the Lotte Hotels in ce...

Updated : 2011.04.17 18:31

ANZAC Day dawn service next week

The Australian and New Zealand Embassies will be holding ANZAC Day dawn service on April 25 at the War Memorial Museum. This year will be an especially large event attended by a sizeable number of A...

Updated : 2011.04.17 18:30

Malaysian palm oil’s big future in Korea

Malaysian Plantation Industries and Commodities minister opened the inaugural Malaysia-Korea Palm Oil Trade Fair and Seminar last week. “Korea has demonstrated a wide acceptance for palm oil with 21...

Updated : 2011.04.17 18:30

New Swiss honorary consul in Busan

Honorary consuls are an integral part of any two countries’ diplomatic relations. While ambassadors generally serve in a foreign country for 3-5 years, honorary consuls are there for a longer perio...

Updated : 2011.04.17 18:30

Making medical tourism the nation’s next big industry

Almost two years ago, local authorities decided to promote the nation’s medical industry for international visitors looking for treatment. During the last 20 years, the private healthcare systems o...

Updated : 2011.04.17 18:29