Sunday, August 18, 2019

President emphasizes new governing system, budget for job creation

President Moon Jae-in (second from right) leads a meeting with senior secretaries at Cheong Wa Dae on June 1. By Yoon Sojung Photos = Cheong Wa Dae President Moon Jae-in hosted a meeting with his senior secretaries on June 1 to discuss key issues concerning state affairs. Beginning...

Pyeongchang, Olympic city of winter festivities

Visitors can go ice-fishing for trout at the annual Pyeongchang Trout Festival, on the frozen Odaecheon River in Jinbu-myeon Town in Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do Province. The snow-capped city of Pyeongchang in Gangwon-do Province is not only the host of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter...

Korea, Kenya tighten economic ties

Deputy Minister for Economic Affairs Lee Tae-ho (left) and Kenyan Political and Diplomatic Secretary Tom Amolo sign a set of agreed minutes during the fourth Korea-Kenya economic committee, in Nairobi on April 3. (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) By Kim Eun-young and Kim Young Shin Korea...

President emphasizes free trade, vision for creative economy

President Park Geun-hye speaks during the G20 summit in Hangzhou, in Zhejiang Province, China. She urged the G20 to play a more active role in expanding free trade and in responding to climate change. President Park Geun-hye called for G20 governments on Sept. 5 to...

Korea, Vietnam aim for stronger cooperation on healthcare, forests

Korea and Vietnam have vowed to enhance bilateral cooperation on healthcare and medical services and on the forestry industry. On Dec. 1, Minister of Health and Welfare Chung Chin-youb and his Vietnamese counterpart Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to...

Monument commemorates Korean diaspora in Uzbekistan

Tashkent Mayor Rakhmonbek Usmanov (left) and Seoul Mayor Park Won Soon shake hands at the unveiling of a monument to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the deportation of ethnic Koreans to Uzbekistan, at Seoul Park in Tashkent on July 3. (Seoul Metropolitan Government) By Xu Aiying and Kim...

President Moon expresses condolences to Las Vegas victims, families

President Moon Jae-in sends a letter to U.S. President Donald Trump to express his condolences to the victims and families of the recent Las Vegas shooting, announced Cheong Wa Dae spokesperson Park Soo-hyun on Oct. 3. (Korea.net DB) By Yoon Sojung President Moon Jae-in sent a letter...

Two Koreas to make joint effort to find patriot Ahn’s body: president

President Moon Jae-in (top row, fourth from left) and first lady Kim Jung-sook (top row, fourth from right) pose for a group photo during a luncheon at Cheong Wa Dae on Aug. 14 with descendants of Korean independence fighters. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Kim Min-Jeung President Moon...

Korea, Turkey celebrate 60 years of friendship

Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn (pictured) and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan exchanged letters on March 8 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Seoul and Ankara. On March 8, Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn and...

Separated families wish for permanent reunion center

Seo Kyu Hoe, who has been separated from most of his family members since 1951, says that people like him are placing a lot of hope on the upcoming Inter-Korean Summit, during an interview at the National Museum of Korea on April 16. By Lee Hana and Park...

India, key partner in New Southern Policy: president

President Moon Jae-in, currently on state visit to India, is welcomed by local students studying at the King Sejong Institute in New Delhi on July 8. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Yoon Sojung President Moon Jae-in highlighted the importance of cooperation between Korea and India as a leading...

Fighting injustice with the pen

By Jeon Han Photos = Jeon Han Illustration = Manus Eugune "I might die but let The Daehan Maeil Sinbo (The Korea Daily News, now The Seoul Sinmun) remain to save Koreans" were the last words of Ernest Thomas Bethell (1872-1909) before he died in Korea on May 1, 1909, at...

Railroad restoration is a path toward unification and the future: president

President Park Geun-hye signs one of the railway ties at Baengmagoji Station in Cheorwon-gun County, Gangwon-do Province, on Aug. 5. Established in 1914, the Gyeongwon Line was a 222.3-kilometer railway line that connected Seoul and Wonsan. It was severed in 1945 due to the division...

President Moon urges opening of ‘Silk Road of steel’ with Central Asia

President Moon Jae-in (left) and first lady Kim Jung-sook on April 23 arrive at Seoul Air Base in Seongnam, Gyeonggi-do Province, after completing their three-nation tour of Central Asia. By Park Hye Ri and Kim Minji Photos = Cheong Wa Dae  President Moon Jae-in, fresh from a tour of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan...

Korea places third at International Junior Science Olympiad

Members of Team Korea, which came in third at the 12th International Junior Science Olympiad, pose for a photo with their medals. Korea placed third at the 12th International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO-2015). The event this year was held in Daegu from Dec. 2 to 11,...

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...

We will never forget your sacred sacrifices: PM

Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon (third from right) and other participants pledge their allegiance to the nation during the 68th anniversary of the Korean War Commemoration Ceremony, at Jamsil Arena in Seoul on June 25. By Park Hye Ri and Yoon Sojung Photos = Ministry of Veterans Affairs “The devotion of...

Foreign minister emphasizes PyeongChang spirit for peace, prosperity

Minister of Foreign Affairs Kang Kyung-wha delivers the keynote speech at the 37th UNHCR Session in Geneva on Feb. 26. (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) By Lee Kyong Mi and Yoon Sojung Minister of Foreign Affairs Kang Kyung-wha attended the high-level segment of the 37th regular session of the U.N....

Gwangju making final preparations to host World Aquatics Championships

Gwangju Metropolitan City and the organizing committee for the 2019 FINA World Aquatics Championships are in the final stages of preparation for the competition, which starts on July 12. By Lee Kyoung Mi and Lee Jihae  Photos = The Organizing Committee of the 18th FINA World Championships Gwangju 2019 The...

Overseas tourists happier when traveling both Seoul, local areas

Deoksugung Palace is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Seoul. By Kang Gahui and Yoon Sojung Photos = Jeon Han Research has shown that overseas sightseers who visit Korea seem to be more satisfied when visiting both Seoul and local areas. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the...

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