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UK, Korea strengthen security ties
Wilton Park and its South Korean counterpart the Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security (IFANS) jointly hosted the first Rules Based International System (RUBIS) conference in East Asia, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Seoul, Nov. 22. The South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office co-sponsored the conference.
France to hold annual gala
The French-Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FKCCI) will hold its28th annual gala at the Grand Hyatt Seoul, Dec. 9. With the theme “From Chamonix to PyeongChang, the Legend of Winter Sports,” this year’s event will be held in cooperation with the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics’ Organizing Committee, putting the spotlight on the upcoming worldwide sports competition, which will take place next year in Korea.
Design unites Sweden and Korea
A unique collaboration between Sweden and Korea is about to surprise the design world next week. Sweden Korea Young Design Week at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) in Seoul from Dec. 8-17 will feature new ideas, concepts and materials from young designers of Ung Svensk Form and the design departments of Seoul National University, Hongik University and Kookmin University under the theme “Innovation,” “Sustainability” and “Future.”
South Africa shows off un-trekked nature
All national parks in South Africa are now available on Google Street View, says the country’s embassy.The announcement of 170 new trails in South Africa’s national parks and reserves follows on from The Mzansi Experience launched in March 2016, which showcased prominent tourist attractions, including Kruger National Park, Table Mountain and Cape Point.
Latvia marks 99th National Day in Seoul
Since the opening of Latvia’s embassy in Seoul two years ago, bilateral relations between Latvia and Korea have improved significantly, especially in tourism and trade, says Latvia’s top envoy here.“I would like to underline the good increase of Korean business presence in Latvia and the growing number of Latvian exports to Korea, which increased by 15 percent and reached 50 million euros in 2016 and is showing rapid growth this year as well,” said Ambassador Peteris Vaivars.
Oman shows off its heritage, culture
In collaboration with the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education, the Oman Embassy held an open house program at the chancery, Nov 10. Students and teachers from Sangam High School and officials from the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education attended the program, “Welcome to Oman.” It aimed to familiarize Korean students with the history, culture and civilization of Oman, th...
Workshop focuses on cross-border cooperation for energy
Policymakers from the Greater-Mekong Subregion (GMS) met their Korean counterparts in Seoul to discuss ways to cooperate in the energy sector amid the increasing need for a stable supply. Representatives from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines attended the Joint Training Program Nov. 13-17. It aimed to provide a platform for those who are taking part in the ASEAN Power Grid initiatives to enhance capacities. The ASEAN-Korea Centre and the Asia Development Bank (ADB) hosted the event.
KF making international friends
In line with the Moon Jae-in government’s moves to diversify diplomacy, the Korea Foundation sent two Korea experts to India to broaden awareness of the country and advance Korea-India relations. At the Korea Foundation (KF) Special Lectures on Korea 2017, Nov. 15-16, about 350 students and teachers from three universities in New Delhi _ Jawaharlal Nehru University, Jamia Mil...
Non-OECD nations review competitiveness
Costa Rica ranked second in Seoul National University’s 2017 Report on Government Competitiveness, its embassy said. The Center for Government Competitiveness (CGC), the Graduate School of Public Administration and Seoul National University held the 2017 Government Competitiveness(GC) Conference with the theme “Rethinking the Role of Government: Improving Government’s Capacity in a Challenging Era” and announced the 2017 GC ranking on Oct. 31
North Korea's ICBM development hits snag: spy agency
North Korea is struggling to develop technologies needed for its intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) to re-enter the atmosphere, according to the National Intelligence Service (NIS). The NIS said the North has conducted several missile engine tests over the past weeks, but it has yet to perfect an ICBM. In other words, it has yet to demonstrate a reliable re-entry veh...
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