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Mon, September 25, 2023 | 19:31
Mexican training ship to visit Busan
The Embassy of Mexico said its navy’s training ship “Cuauhtemoc” will visit Busan from Aug. 28 to Sept.1. The “Cruise of Instruction 2017” celebrates the “Centennial of the Constitution” and 35 years of spreading friendship between Mexico and the world, the embassy said.
Jasmine Lee sets up association to boost Seoul-Manila ties
Former lawmaker Jasmine Lee has established the Filipino-Korean Heritage Association (FILKOHA) to strengthen cultural and educational ties between the two nations. The Philippine-born naturalized Korean citizen _ who was a Saenuri Party lawmaker and is also secretary general of charity Waterdrop _ launched the organization on July 1 with initiatives “fostering mutual understanding of both Filipino and Korean heritages.”
S. Korea-US joint military drill begins Monday amid N. Korean threats
South Korea and the United States will begin their annual Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG) joint exercise Monday amid escalating tension on the Korean Peninsula after Pyongyang’s recent launch of two intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) and threats against Guam. The two allies are expected to step up preparations for possible provocations by the North to protest against the...
Workshop to enhance ASEAN's e-commerce capacity
The ASEAN-Korea Centre will organize an e-commerce workshop for Greater Mekong Subregional (GMS) countries - Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam - in Seoul from Tuesday to Thursday. The “Capacity Building Workshop for Greater Mekong Subregional (GMS) Cross-border E-commerce” aims to share Korea’s development experience and expertise in the e-commerce industry. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is a co-host. Public and private stakeholders from the GMS countries will attend.
Applications for UK scholarship open
The British Embassy in Seoul has announced the opening of applications for the U.K. government’s global scholarship program for 2018-19. The Chevening Scholarships are offered to more than 60 countries. Established in 1983, the program supports study at U.K. universities - mostly one-year master's degrees - in a wide range of fields, including politics, business, the media, civil society and academia.
Costa Rica launches post office seal to mark anniversary
Korea and Costa Rica have launched a post office seal to mark 55 years of diplomatic relations on Aug. 15, the Costa Rican Embassy said said. The seal portrays iconic symbols of each country: the Sungnyemun Gate in Seoul and the Crestones rock formations in Costa Rica’s Chirripo National Park.
28 Korean students get Indonesian scholarships
The Indonesian government has awarded 28 Korean students one-year scholarships. The Embassy of Indonesia said those selected will study Indonesian language at universities in cities including Jakarta, Bandung and Malang from Aug. 29.
FKCCI to help business negotiate with buyers
The French-Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FKCCI) will hold a training program for structuring and preparing negotiations with buyers at the FKCCI office meeting room in Seoul on Sept. 15. The “Negotiation Training” is designed for those who not only want to defend their conditions but also be more assertive to create value with the customer, the chamber said.
Exhibition marks Korea-Vietnam relations
The Korea Foundation (KF) is commemorating the 25th anniversary of Korea-Vietnam diplomatic relations with an exhibition of the work of the countries’ young artists. The works highlight changes the two societies have gone through over the past 30 years.
North Korea backs off Guam threat
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has called off his threat to fire ballistic missiles into seas off the U.S. territory of Guam, easing tension on the Korean Peninsula. In his first public appearance in two weeks, Kim inspected the army command Monday and got a briefing on its military’s detailed plan to strike Guam, the North’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) report...