Feb 19, 2018 Diplomatic Circuit
Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon met with Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila on Monday and discussed ways to increase substantial cooperation between the two countries and other issues of common interest, his office said.Sipila arrived in South Korea on Saturday for a six-day visit on the occasion of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. The trip includes a visit to the athletes‘ village and attendance at Olympic events involving Finnish athletes.During Monday’s meeting, Lee said that the two countries hav
Tanzania opened its inaugural embassy in Seoul on Wednesday, laying the foundation for comprehensive and firsthand engagement with South Korea after the two countries marked the silver jubilee of bilateral relations last year. The milestone event at the diplomatic mission in the Yongsan district was attended by a throng of guests, including former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Tanzanian Foreign Minister Augustine Mahiga and Korean First Vice Foreign Minister Lim Sung-nam, as well
The United Kingdom will send its largest-ever delegation to the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games from Feb. 9-25, according to the British Embassy in Seoul. Fifty-nine athletes representing Team Great Britain will compete in 11 of the 15 events: alpine skiing, biathlon, bobsled, cross-country skiing, curling, figure skating, freestyle skiing, luge, short track speedskating, skeleton and snowboarding. Of the 11 disciplines, freestyle skiing will have the most UK athletes competing at 11, while Amanda
German youths will have a unique experience of sampling the Olympic spirit and hobnobbing with young Koreans as part of the German Olympic Youth Camp, according to the German Embassy in Seoul. A team of 40 high-performing young athletes and volunteers between ages 16-19 from Germany will visit Korea from Feb. 8-21 for the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games in Gangwon Province. Their visit is organized by the German Olympic Academy and German Sports Youths commissioned by the German Olympic Sports
“Sri Lanka hopes to leverage its location advantages and emerge as a regional economic hub by developing a network of ports as well as services based on logistics, transport, the financial sector and blue economy.”
The Indian Embassy in Seoul celebrated the 69th anniversary of its Republic Day on Friday, which honors the entry into force of India’s constitution on Jan. 26, 1950. The constitution replaced the Government of India Act of 1935 as the nation’s supreme law. Jan. 26 was chosen because India’s declaration of independence was proclaimed by the Indian National Congress that day. Over 400 guests participated in a reception marking the event at the Some Sevit culture complex in Seoul, including politi
The ASEAN-Korea Center in Seoul was bestowed an award last week for invigorating tourism between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and Korea.Kim Young-sun, the center’s secretary-general and Korean ambassador to Indonesia from 2011-14, received a “Visit ASEAN at 50” certificate award from Thai Minister of Tourism and Sports Weerasak Kowsurat at the 37th ASEAN Tourism Forum in Chiang Mai, Thailand, on Friday.The accolade is given to the regional bloc’s partnering organizations that have
Secretary General of the Indian Chamber of Commerce in Korea, Lee Hwi-jae (ICCK)The Indian Chamber of Commerce in Korea has announced the appointment of its new secretary general, Lee Hwi-jae.Lee, former vice president of Green Motors Co. in New Zealand and managing director of international relations at Korea Importers Association, succeeded Yoon Sock-joong, who served the institution for the past year and half, on Dec. 1 last year. “I am very pleased to become the secretary general of ICCK. I
Jan 24, 2018Diplomatic Circuit
“The president once remarked to me, ‘(The decision to get rid of nuclear weapons) was the best thing I ever did for our young country,’” Kazakhstani Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov told the UN General Assembly on Sept. 21 last year.
“Hockey brought us closer to home, because we were playing our national game. This year, hockey brings us back to Korea. Everyone became one, not just those soldiers who played hockey, but also those who watched from the sidelines.”
The Korean people’s perception of Australia is often limited to its beaches, deserts, rainforests and the Great Barrier Reef, Ambassador James Choi said, calling Australia a passionate nation that loves both summer and winter sports.
Jan 16, 2018Diplomatic Circuit