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Korea, Kazakhstan to cooperate in denuclearization of Korean Peninsula

President Moon Jae-in (left) on April 22 attends a joint news conference with Kazakh President Kassym Jomart Tokayev at the Ak Orda Presidential Palace in Nursultan, Kazakhstan. By Xu Aiying and Kim Minji Photos = Cheong Wa Dae  President Moon Jae-in and Kazakh President Kassym Jomart Tokayev on April 22 pledged...

President Moon hosts repatriation ceremony in Kazakhstan

President Moon Jae-in on April 21 hosts a repatriation ceremony at Nursultan International Airport for the remains of Korean independence activists who had been buried in Kazakhstan. By Kim Minji  Photos = Cheong Wa Dae President Moon Jae-in on April 21 presided over at Nursultan International Airport a repatriation...

Korea, Uzbekistan upgrade relations to special strategic partnership

President Moon Jae-in (left) on April 19 shakes hands with Uzbek President Shavkat Miriziyoyev at a signing ceremony after their bilateral summit. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Kang Gahui and Lee Jihae  President Moon Jae-in and Uzbek President Shavkat Miriziyoyev on April 19 agreed to upgrade their bilateral ties to...

[Sharing a Prosperous Global Village] Ambassadors’ Voices in Korea 6: Kazakhstan

To gauge the direction of cooperation between Korea and the world, Korea.net is running a series of interviews with ambassadors to Korea. In this episode, Kazak Ambassador to Korea Bakyt Dyussenbayev speaks about the steady advancement of bilateral ties and cooperation between Seoul and...

Nation honors 59th anniversary of 1960 revolution

Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon on April 19 pays his respects at a national ceremony in northern Seoul to mark the 59th anniversary of the April 19 Revolution, a pro-democracy uprising in 1960. By Park Hye Ri and Lee Hana Photos = Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs A ceremony held...

President Moon lauds e-health cooperation with Uzbekistan

President Moon Jae-in (left) on April 19 listens to an explanation about joint telemedicine between Korean and Uzbek medical teams at Inha University's campus in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Inha University-Tashkent (IUT) opened in 2014 to allow the Uzbek government to acquire Korea's human resource development...

Korea, Turkmenistan to boost ties in energy, infrastructure

President Moon Jae-in (left) on April 17 holds a summit with Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow at Oguzkhan Palace in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. By Song Baleun and Lee Jihae  Photos = Cheong Wa Dae  President Moon Jae-in and Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow on April 17 announced plans to boost bilateral cooperation in sectors...

Royal Culture Festival to showcase Joseon history via high tech

The traditional Korean dance hwagwanmu is performed using high-tech lighting at Gyeonghoeru Pavilion of Seoul’s Gyeongbokgung Palace. (Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation) By Kang Gahui and Lee Jihae  The nine-day Royal Culture Festival from April 27 to May 5 will be held at the royal palaces of the Joseon Dynasty...

UNSC grants sanctions waiver for joint inter-Korean excavations

Manwoldae Palace in Gaeseong, North Korea, is where the joint excavation project is being conducted. (Cultural Heritage Administration) By Xu Aiying and Kim Minji The United Nations Security Council's Sanctions Committee on North Korea on April 16 approved a sanction waiver for bringing equipment to the North for joint...

Belgian-born priest who became Korea’s cheese pioneer dies

The late Father Ji Jeong-hwan, a Belgian-born Catholic priest with the birth name Didier t'Serstevens, helped launch the Korean cheese industry in Imsil-gun County, Jeollabuk-do Province. (Imsil-gun County) By Kim Hwaya Imsil cheese is a specialty founded in Imsil-gun County, Jeollabuk-do Province, a rural area in the...

White House calls last week’s Moon-Trump summit ‘positive’

President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump on April 11 lead an expanded meeting at the White House in Washington. Saying last week’s bilateral summit was "positive,” the U.S. administration said, "Coordination and cooperation between the United States and the ROK (Republic of...

UN body stresses private sector’s role in achieving SDGs

Valerie Cliff, deputy regional director for Asia-Pacific at the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), explains on April 12 the importance of private sector partnership in achieving the U.N.’s sustainable development goals in a workshop at Seoul's Plaza Hotel. By Lee Hana Photos = Jeon Han Seoul | April 12,...

‘Jeju-do for coexistence of humankind and nature’

Interviewing leaders | #3. Jeju Special Self-Governing Province Balanced national development is the government's key challenge in the government's drive to solving issues Korea faces such as low economic growth, wealth polarization, the low birth rate, and developmental and economic disparity in the provinces. President Moon...

[Sharing a Prosperous Global Village] Ambassadors’ Voices in Korea 5: Turkmenistan

To gauge the direction of cooperation between Korea and the world, Korea.net is running a series of interviews with ambassadors to Korea. This episode features Turkmen Ambassador to Korea Myrat Mammetalyyev, who discusses diplomatic relations and areas for potential cooperation between Korea and Turkmenistan,...

Int’l rail leader urges connection of inter-Korean railways

Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Kim Hyun-mee (fourth from left) on April 11 speaks to OSJD (Organization for Cooperation of Railways) Chairman Tadeusz Szozda (third from left) at the 34th Conference of General Directors of OSJD Railways held at Seoul's Lotte Hotel. By Lee Jihae  Photos...

Blacksmith in small provincial town sells hit tool on Amazon.com

By Min Yea-Ji and Kim Hwaya  Photos & videos = Min Yea-Ji Yeongju | April 11, 2019 A conventional Korean farming tool made by a blacksmith in a small provincial town in Korea is growingly popular on Amazon.com and has earned rave reviews. The homi (hand plow) has received a lot of praise from...

Subway station turned into independence movement memorial

100 Tower at Anguk Station in Seoul shows the faces of about 800 Korean independence fighters in 100 seconds to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the March First Independence Movement. (Song Baleun) By Song Baleun and Kim Hwaya "Entering the gate is same as opening the Provisional Government of...

Graffiti artworks honor Korean independence activists

To mark the centennial anniversary of the Korean Provisional Government, graffiti artworks featuring independence activists will be displayed from April 6-20 on building facades in Seoul's Gwanghwamun Square. By Lee Hana Photos = Choi Taesoon Seoul | April 9, 2019 Ahead of the centennial anniversary of the Korean Provisional Government...

Guard post on eastern coast designated cultural heritage site

South Korea in 1953 built its first guard post on its eastern coast shortly after the two Koreas concluded the military armistice that ended fighting in the Korean War. (Cultural Heritage Administration) By Kang Gahui and Lee Jihae A guard post on the country's eastern coast will become a...

KCC events in April to highlight pansori, Korean art, cinema, food

The poster for "Die Regentrude," a pansori-infused work by the Korean performing arts troupe Heebie Jeebie Juice, will make its debut in Germany this month. (KCC Germany) By Kim Hyelin and Lee Jihae  Since 1979, Korean Cultural Centers (KCCs) have promoted Korea and its culture worldwide through hosting arts...

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