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Reporter : Kwon Mee-yoo
Wed, May 18, 2022 | 21:12
Supporting LGBTI+ rights in Korea
Ambassadors from European Union countries in Korea pose for a photo endorsing human rights and fundamental freedoms of sexual minorities on the occasion of the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia in Seoul, May 17. Courtesy of Delegation of the EU in Korea
Hungarian ambassador receives honorary doctorate from Dankook University
Hungarian ambassador to Korea Mozes Csoma received an honorary doctorate in political science from Dankook University, Friday, in recognition of his contribution to promoting friendship between Korea and Hungary based on his understanding of Korea's history.
Consulate General of Kazakhstan opens in Busan
The Consulate General of Kazakhstan opened in southern port city of Busan, May 12. According to Kazakhstani Ambassador to Korea Bakyt Dyussenbayev, the consulate general was opened by the decree of Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev to "enhance the political, economic, cultural and humanitarian interaction of Kazakhstan with Busan and the southeastern region of the Re...
Azerbaijan Embassy, Yongsan District plant tree of friendship
On the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Azerbaijan and Korea, the Embassy of Azerbaijan planted a tree with Yongsan District Office at Singye History Park in Yongsan, Seoul, Thursday. Yongsan District is home to many diplomatic missions in Korea and established sister relations with the Azerbaijani district of Garadagh in 2017.
COVID outbreak increases North Korea's reliance on China
As North Korea's COVID-19 situation has gone out of control after confirming its first case of the infectious disease last week, the reclusive state is leaning on its ally, China, to overcome the crisis. According to North Korea's emergency epidemic prevention headquarters, some 296,000 fever cases had been reported Saturday, with 15 deaths. The North's COVID-19 cases skyrock...
Fingers crossed for a free Ukraine at Europe Day
European embassies in Korea celebrated Europe Day in Seoul Plaza, May 9, with the Embassy of Ukraine to Seoul as a way to show solidarity with the war-torn country. The embassies of 24 EU member states as well as the EU delegation and Embassy of Ukraine took part in this year's event, which brought some vitality to the city center after two years of the pandemic. Each country...
India hopes to strengthen ties with new Yoon government
India is an important partner of Korea in the Indo-Pacific region, and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent a congratulatory message to Korea's new President Yoon Suk-yeol, Tuseday, as Yoon assumed office.
Domestic dignitaries reveal Korea's turbulent modern history
Outgoing President Moon Jae-in, left, and his wife Kim Jung-sook attend President Yoon Suk-yeol's inauguration ceremony at the National Assembly on Seoul's Yeouido, Tuesday. Former President Park Geun-hye, right, is seated behind Moon. Yonhap By Kwon Mee-yoo...
Envoys call on Yoon gov't to look beyond US, China
President Yoon Suk-yeol's inauguration ceremony gained a lot of international attention, showing Korea's increased role and influence in the international community. Korea's diplomacy often engages with what Koreans refer to as the “four great powers”: the United States, China, Japan and Russia. But as Korea became the world's 10th-largest economy in 2018 and is considered a ...
30th anniversary of Georgia-Korea ties
Ambassador of Georgia to Korea Otar Berdzenishvili, first from right, and Seodaemun District head Moon Seok-jin, second from right, pose for a photo with Georgians in Korea during an event commemorating the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Georgia and Korea at Boxquare in Sinchon, central Seoul, Saturday. The embassy offered traditional Georgian foods and wine...
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