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Reporter : Do Je-hae
Thu, February 9, 2023 | 09:14
When will Moon, Biden have first talks?
The timing of President Moon Jae-in's first talks with U.S. President Joe Biden is drawing attention, after the White House announced that the U.S. leader had begun making phone calls to global leaders following his taking office, Wednesday, starting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Long-term perspective needed in Korea's response to US-China competition
One of the gravest challenges for Korea in the years ahead may be the escalating U.S.-China rivalry which will continue to have a profound impact on Korea's policies in various sectors, including diplomacy, national security and trade.
Biden's focus on repairing alliances to impact Korea-US relations
U.S. President Joe Biden's inaugural speech Thursday carried a brief but noteworthy message for allies who were weary of his predecessor Donald Trump's precipitous “America first” policy and questioned the health of the country's global leadership.
Moon replaces foreign minister ahead of Biden inauguration
President Moon Jae-in replaced Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha with former National Security Office (NSO) chief Chung Eui-yong, Wednesday, as part of a reshuffle of three ministerial posts. The replacement of the nation's top diplomat came less than a day before new U.S. President Joe Biden is sworn in. Replacing Kang, the longest-serving minister in Moon's Cabinet who has be...
Moon calls on Biden to move forward from Singapore agreement with North Korea
President Moon Jae-in underlined an agreement reached between the U.S. and North Korea in Singapore in 2018 as a starting point for diplomacy under the incoming Joe Biden administration during a New Year press conference, Monday.
Role of Korea-China-Japan summit highlighted amid intensifying row with Japan
Amid increased bilateral tensions between Korea and Japan resulting from a recent local court ruling regarding a historical issue, diplomatic experts expressed the importance of proceeding with the 9th Korea-China-Japan summit as planned.
Possibility of 2021 Moon-Kim summit drawing attention
The possibility of another summit between President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un this year is gaining attention thanks to moves by the Democratic Party of Korea. The ruling bloc began floating the idea of a fourth summit between the two following Moon's New Year speech Monday, which showed his unwavering commitment to renewing talks with the North “anywhere...
Moon struggling to find breakthrough in ties with Japan
One of the more noticeable differences in Moon's New Year address, Monday, compared to the one in 2020 was the reduced focus on international relations, particularly regarding Japan. The Korean leader's reference to the neighboring country only contained a few words - “striving for forward-looking relations.” The New Year address came as Moon has been dealt with an additional...
Moon underlines last-minute diplomacy with North Korea in New Year speech
President Moon Jae-in underlined an unwavering commitment to his peace process on the Korean Peninsula by improving relations with North Korea, Monday, despite rising concerns over a possible continued deadlock in both inter-Korean and U.S.-North Korea relations under the incoming Joe Biden administration. In a 27-minute New Year speech, President Moon said he would sit down ...
Court ruling to hamper Moon's plan for Olympic diplomacy in Tokyo
A local court ruling over a historical issue between Korea and Japan has emerged as another major impediment to President Moon Jae-in's plan to use the upcoming Tokyo Olympics as a platform for diplomacy among key players in the region.
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