Sunday, August 25, 2019

[Sharing a Prosperous Global Village] Ambassadors’ Voices in Korea 7: Hungary

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 Hungarian Ambassador and Korea scholar Mózes Csoma, who expresses his thoughts on the prospects of a bilateral relationship that...

Lotus Lantern Parade lights up Seoul

The Lotus Lantern Parade took place in central Seoul on May 4 as a ceremony to celebrate the Buddha's birth. The parade, the main event of the annual Lotus Lantern Festival, featured Koreans and non-Koreans marching and holding lanterns representing their countries and Buddhist figures. The Lantern Festival Global Supporters,...

DMZ Peace Trail opened to public for 1st time in 65 years

Visitors on April 27 walk along a fortified coastal road known as the DMZ Peace Trail in Goseong-gun County, Gangwon-do Province. The trail has been opened to the public for the first time in 65 years. By Kim Young Deok and Lee Jihae  Photos = Kim Young Deok Gangwon-do | April 27,...

#HANAGo Season 2 Ep. 4 – Korea’s spring flowers

Hi, it's Hana of #HANAGo. Today I'm going to answer a question sent in by Esraa Elzeny from Egypt who asked, "Where are the most beautiful flower festivals in Korea during the spring season?" Spring flowers on the Korean Peninsula have been blooming from the southern...

Event to mark centennial anniversary of Korean Provisional Gov’t

This huge Taegeukgi (Korean national flag) hangs on a building at Seoul's Gwanghwamun Square to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the March First Independence Movement. On April 11, a ceremony to mark the centennial anniversary of the Korean Provisional Government was scheduled at Seoul's...

Joseon-era garden to be opened to public for 1st time in 200 years

Built in 1790, the garden Seongnakwon is open to visitors from April 23 to June 11 this year; it had been off-limits to the public for more than 200 years. (Seoul Metropolitan City) By Lee Kyoungmi and Lee Jihae  Seongnakwon, a garden built during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), has...

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...

Spring flower bonanza draws visitors to mountains

Forsythias come into view as one starts climbing Bukhansan Mountain from Gugi Exploration Support Center. By Jung Joo-ri and Lee Jihae  Photos = Jung Joo-ri  Seoul | April 11, 2019 Spring is the season with an abundance of beautiful flowers, and related events are held throughout Korea such as the Jeju Canola Flower...

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,...

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