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‘Indonesia is transforming business climate with reforms’

One of the first things Indonesian Ambassador John Aristianto Prasetio did upon starting his post in Korea was streamlining the visa application process at the embassy. Prasetio also talked to his g...

Updated : 2017.01.23 18:50

ASEAN, Korea hash over tourism, smart city development

Marking the 50th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations this year, the ASEAN-Korea Center in Seoul sent a mission to Singapore and Indonesia last week to strengthen cooperation in ...

Updated : 2017.01.23 18:12

Seoul mulls over envoy on special mission amid economic uncertainty

South Korea is considering an envoy on a special mission as part of efforts to nimbly cope with fast-changing global economic conditions, government sources said Friday. According to the sources, th...

Updated : 2017.01.20 21:37

Ambassadors opine on the art of public diplomacy

As the realm of diplomacy increasingly engages the public at large, culture is being writ large in the vocabulary and method of foreign affairs experts around the globe. One of the major tasks of di...

Updated : 2017.01.16 17:37

[HERALD INTERVIEW] ‘US-China clash could reset inter-Korean ties’

With US President-elect Donald Trump amplifying his pugnacious rhetoric on China, foreign policy pundits have sounded their jitters about the fallout on the Korean Peninsula and North Korean nuclear ...

Updated : 2017.01.16 17:25

[HERALD INTERVIEW] ‘Korea will be caught in crossfire of global trade’

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership will have far-reaching geostrategic implications, rather than substantially lowering trade barriers and rewriting economic rules, an influential econom...

Updated : 2017.01.09 17:33

ASEAN, Korea discuss cooperation in food, tourism sectors

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations-Korea Center in Seoul will organize workshops this week in Laos, Indonesia and the Philippines to strengthen cooperation in the food and tourism sectors. T...

Updated : 2017.01.09 17:17

Morocco welcomes migrants through humanitarian policy

The government of Morocco has begun the second phase of a campaign aimed at welcoming illegal migrants into the country and improving their lives, according to the Moroccan Embassy in Seoul. The ini...

Updated : 2017.01.09 17:15

US ambassador abruptly postpones press meeting citing 'urgent' matter

US Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert abruptly postponed a press conference scheduled for Thursday, citing an "urgent" reason for the decision. Lippert who started his duty as top US envoy in Oc...

Updated : 2017.01.05 12:48

Hitting the road on a rustic Korean getaway

For New Zealand Ambassador Clare Fearnley, her trip to North Gyeongsang Province this winter was like a walk down memory lane. Fearnley visited Hahoe Village in Andong -- a UNESCO World Heritage Sit...

Updated : 2017.01.02 17:45

Taiwan pivots to ASEAN through policy

The government of Taiwan approved its New Southbound Policy on Dec. 14, a move intended to lessen economic dependence on the mainland and shore up ties with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations...

Updated : 2016.12.26 19:22

Canada, Korea to collaborate in science, technology and innovation

The governments of Canada and Korea signed an agreement last week to lay the ground for bilateral cooperation in science, technology and innovation. At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Seoul on De...

Updated : 2016.12.26 19:18

French Embassy to be repurposed, refashioned

The French Embassy in Seoul will be repurposed to its original glory, unveiling its traditional and modernist structures, according to the diplomatic mission. The new plan will refashion the residen...

Updated : 2016.12.26 19:16

Myanmar woos investments in infrastructure, transport and energy

With the recent enactment of the investment law and lifting of sanctions, Myanmar has become friendlier to foreign investment, particularly in infrastructure, transport and energy, according to its s...

Updated : 2016.12.26 19:14

French chamber fetes thriving ties with Korea

Marking the 130th anniversary of bilateral ties and 30th anniversary of founding, the French Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted a gala on Dec. 10 in Seoul that spotlighted its feats and f...

Updated : 2016.12.19 20:07