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Scenic night tour of landmark Seoul palace to open

"Moonlight Tour at Changdeokgung Palace" will be held from April 29 to June 20. The photo shows Buyongji Pond within the palace grounds in October last year during a tour. (Royal Palaces and Tombs Center) By Kim Yeojin and Joung Haseung   "Moonlight Tour at Changdeokgung Palace" that starts on April 29 will...

Incheon airport corp. develops world’s 1st antiviral baggage system

Incheon International Airport Corp. on April 26 announced its development of the world's first smart antiviral baggage system. Shown is a demonstration model of the cutting-edge technology. (Incheon International Airport Corp.) By Lee Jihye and Yoon Hee Young Incheon International Airport Corp. has developed a smart system for automatically disinfecting the luggage of incoming passengers. The...

Korea’s COVID-19 response helping life return to normal: NZ diplomat

Jeongmin Park, deputy head of mission at the New Zealand Embassy in Seoul, on April 15 tells Korea.net in an interview that bilateral relations have been "always good to begin with" at the embassy in Seoul's Jung-gu District.   By Yoon Sojung Photo = Jeon Han Seoul | April. 15,...

President announces higher targets for CO2 emissions at climate summit

President Moon Jae-in on April 22 takes part online in the inaugural Leaders Summit on Climate at Sangchunjae, a Hanok (traditional architecture) building within Cheong Wa Dae, listening to U.S. President Joe Biden. (Cheong Wa Dae's official Facebook page)   By Jung Joo-ri and Lee Jihae President Moon Jae-in has...

French culinary school to teach Korean Buddhist temple cuisine

Le Cordon Bleu has introduced a course on cooking Korean Buddhist temple cuisine at the French culinary school's London campus. (Cultural Corps of Korean Buddhism)   By Yoon Hee Young The France-based Le Cordon Bleu, one of the world's top three culinary schools, will introduce a regular course on cooking Korean Buddhist temple cuisine. The Cultural Corps...

Int’l forum in Seoul proposes climate response fund

The Climate Finance Forum on April 13 was jointly held at the Conrad Seoul Hotel by the P4G (Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030) Secretariat and the Ministry of Economy and Finance under the theme "Accelerating Climate Finance and Investment for...

Royal court evening banquet from 1902 to be reenacted

A media rehearsal of "Yajinyeon," a reinterpretation of an evening banquet hosted by the Joseon Dynasty's royal court, is performed on April 8 at Yeakdang Hall of the National Gugak Center in Seoul's Seocho-gu District. This event debuted in 1902 to celebrate King Gojong's...

Korea, China FMs pledge cooperation for President Xi’s visit, ‘2+2’ talks

Minister of Foreign Affairs Chung Eui-yong and Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on April 3 greet each other at a hotel in Xiamen, a southwestern city in China's Fujian Province, before holding their bilateral talks. (Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs) By Xu Aiying and Lee Jihae Minister of Foreign...

[Ambassadors’ voices from New Northern Partners 2: Uzbekistan] ‘FTA to offer chances for bilateral economic development

The Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS), a government agency seeking to promote a deeper and better understanding of Korea to the world, will mark its 50th anniversary this year. To observe this milestone, Korea.net is presenting a series of interviews with ambassadors from...

How centuries-old Korean bronzeware stays relevant today

The traditional tableware yugi comprises firm and solid dishes made of 78% copper and 22% tin. (Kim Sunjoo) By Kim Hyelin, Yoon Hee Young, Lee Jihae and Joung Haseung Seoul | March 16, 2021 A classic tableware has always appeared on important dinner tables such as those of the 2018 inter-Korean summit and the 2019 visit to Korea by then U.S. President Donald Trump. The distinct...

‘Korea to achieve moon landing by 2030 via homegrown rocket’

President Moon Jae-in on March 25 speaks at the "Space Strategy Presentation for Korea Following Nuri Thrust Engine Combustion Test" at Naro Space Center in Goheung-gun County, Jeollanam-do Province. By Park Hye Ri and Lee Jihae Photos = Cheong Wa Dae Facebook President Moon Jae-in on March 25 said, "Next year,...

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...

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