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Photo exhibition in Seoul honors Korean immigrants in Cuba

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on March 25 announced the opening of a photo exhibition to run through March 31 marking the centennial anniversary of Korean immigration to Cuba at the Center for Participatory Diplomacy in Seoul's Seocho-gu District. The photo shows Deputy Foreign Minister for...

‘Mutual exchange year’ to mark 30 years of Korea-Russia ties

Minister of Foreign Affairs Chung Eui-yong (second from left) and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on March 24 celebrate the launch of the "2020-2021 Year of Mutual Exchange between Korea and Russia" during the opening ceremony for the year at the Westin Chosun Seoul...

‘Cooperation with Costa Rica to boost Korea’s ties with Latin America’

Costa Rican Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship Rodolfo Solano Quiros in a March 18 interview with Korea.net proposed a green and inclusive approach as the only way to overcome the COVID-19-induced economic crisis. He is shown here delivering a speech on March 17...

Big clock at Seoul Plaza starts P4G Summit countdown

A big clock set up on March 22 at Seoul Plaza is designed to count down the remaining 69 days until the opening of the Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals (P4G) 2030 Summit slated for May 30-31. (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) By Elena Kubitzki and Lee...

President reaffirms bilateral cooperation to 2 US secretaries

President Moon Jae-in (middle) on March 18 poses for a photo with visiting U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken (left) and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin (right) at Cheong Wa Dae. (Cheong Wa Dae Facebook) By Xu Aiying and Lee Jihae President Moon Jae-in on March 18 hosted a meeting with...

Incheon airport marks 20th year, eyes 200K more workers by 2030

Incheon International Airport on March 29 marked its 20th anniversary with an event held at Millennium Hall of Terminal 1. (Jeon Han) By Kim Yeojin and Yoon Sojung Incheon International Airport Corp. on March 29 hosted an event to celebrate the airport's 20th anniversary at Millennium Hall of Terminal...

Forum proposes Korea-Latin America digital cooperation to overcome COVID-19

Minister of Foreign Affairs Chung Eui-yong on March 17 delivers a keynote speech at the Korea-LAC (Latin America and the Caribbean) Digital Cooperation Forum held at Lotte Hotel Seoul. By Yoon Sojung Photos = Jeon Han Seoul | March 17, 2021 An international forum in Seoul has proposed bolstering digital...

President Moon, first lady to get AstraZeneca vaccine on March 23

Cheong Wa Dae on March 15 said President Moon Jae-in will get vaccinated against COVID-19 on March 23. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Elias Molina and Lee Jihae President Moon Jae-in and first lady Kim Jung-sook on March 23 will receive the AstraZeneca vaccine against COVID-19 ahead of their attendance at the Group of...

Seoul Fashion Week to be held online from March 22-27

The Seoul Metropolitan Government from March 22-27 will hold this year's Seoul Fashion Week online. The photo shows the poster for this year's fashion week featuring actor Bae Doona, who is also an ambassador for the event. (Seoul Fashion Week) By Yoon Hee Young The Seoul Metropolitan Government from...

Public-private project in Seoul turns plastic bottles into apparel

The Seoul Metropolitan Government on March 10 said it signed an agreement with fiber manufacturer Hyosung TNC and used discarded transparent plastic bottles to make apparel including clothes and bags. (Seoul Metropolitan Government) By Sarah Oqelee and Yoon Hee Young Discarded transparent plastic bottles have been reborn as fashion items in Seoul. The Seoul Metropolitan...

USA Today article calls Korean beef ‘best meat on earth’

The daily USA Today on March 5 said hanwoo (high-grade domestic beef) is "the best meat on earth" with "a perfect balance." The photo shows grilled hanwoo and deodeok (bellflower roots) from Gaon, a Michelin three-star restaurant in Seoul specializing in Korean cuisine. (Korea.net DB) By Yoon Hee Young "Forget wagyu and Kobe." This is the...

Seoul city gov’t urges foreign residents to get COVID-19 pre-screening

The Seoul Metropolitan Government on March 5 asked foreign residents of the city to get pre-screened for COVID-19 and receive information on related support. The photo shows a temporary screening clinic in front of Seoul Station. (Korea.net DB) By Lee Jihye and Lee Jihae The Seoul Metropolitan Government has urged the city's estimated 240,000...

Seoul’s Olympic Park to get online K-pop concert hall

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on March 3 said an online K-pop concert hall will be opened in October at The K Art Hall (pictured) of Seoul's Olympic Park. (Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism) By Xu Aiying and Yoon Hee Young The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on March...

President Moon ‘ready for talks with Japan at anytime’

President Moon Jae-in on March 1 gives a speech at a ceremony marking the 102nd March First Independence Movement Day at Seoul's Tapgol Park. By Kim Minji Photos = Cheong Wa Dae's Facebook page President Moon Jae-in on March 1 said he is "always ready" for bilateral dialogue...

Korea-promoting video gets positive global response

A video promoting the nation's image titled "For a Better Life, For Our Wonderland" has received a positive response abroad since its release on Feb. 22 by the Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS) under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. (KOCIS) By Lee Jihye,...

Expert blasts Harvard professor’s denial of ‘comfort women’s’ plight

Yuji Hosaka, a professor of political science at Sejong University in Seoul, blasted Harvard Law School professor J. Mark Ramseyer's paper on "comfort women," saying, "I felt that the author wrote about a theory with no factual evidence, and his paper seems more like...

[102nd March First Independence Movement Day] American journalist’s Seoul home to be opened to public

Jennifer Linley Taylor, the granddaughter of American journalist Albert W. Taylor, who first reported in 1919 the March First Independence Movement to the world, on Feb. 25 walks around Dilkusha in the Haengchon-dong neighborhood of Seoul's Jongno-gu District. Meaning "a palace of a heart's delight" in...

Folk museum to livestream full moon festival on YouTube

The National Folk Museum of Korea in Seoul on Feb. 26 will livestream the annual festival for the first full moon of the lunar new year on its YouTube channel. (National Folk Museum of Korea) By Kim Hyelin and Lee Hana To mark the first full moon of the lunar new year, the National Folk...

FM Chung urges Iran to release seized Korean ship, captain

Minister of Foreign Affairs Chung Eui-yong on Feb. 24 holds a telephone conversation with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif on the advancement and expansion of bilateral relations and cooperation. (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) By Sarah Oqelee and Yoon Sojung Minister of Foreign Affairs Chung Eui-yong on Feb. 24...

‘1st vaccine shipment marks initial step toward return to normal life’

Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun (second from right) on Feb. 24 watches the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines leave the manufacturing facility of pharmaceutical manufacturer SK Bioscience Co. in Andong, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province. By Kim Eun-young and Lee Hana Photos = Prime Minister's Secretariat Flickr account The first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines in...

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