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Spain pours out its fine wines
Spain is again bringing some of its fine wines to Korea, its third-biggest Asian consumer. The Spanish Embassy will host a wine tasting under theme “The Landscape of Senses” with 24 selected wineries that have not exported to the local market. It will be held at JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square, Seoul, Nov. 16.
Baku's new railway to connect Korea and Europe
The Embassy of Azerbaijan said the new railway connecting its capital Baku, Georgia’s Tbilisi and Turkey’s Kars opened on Oct. 30. The BTK’s first train started its service at the New Port of Baku. The presidents of Azerbaijan _ Ilham Aliyev _ and Turkey _ Recep Tayyip Erdogan _ with the prime ministers of Georgia, Kazakhstan Uzbekistan and other high-level officials particip...
Korean culture inspires India's young leaders
Korea’s diverse culture and technology development have inspired young leaders from India. The Korea Foundation (KF) invited 11 people aged under 45 from India for the 2017 Indian Next-Generation Leaders Visit Korea from Nov. 5-11.
Korea's Andong inspires world's tourism experts
Andong, in North Gyeongsang Province, is showing the way in the United Nations International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. And experts in related fields visited the city last week to see what it has done.
Moon cautious about Indo-Pacific proposal
President Moon Jae-in is reluctant to back President Donald Trump’s “free and open Indo-Pacific” initiative in an apparent bid to mend ties with China and have a balanced diplomacy with the four major neighboring powers. However, Moon’s position has caused confusion within his administration.
France, Korea agree to boost cooperation
French Ambassador to Korea Fabien Penone, sixth from right, at a ceremony to mark the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between Normandy region President Herve Morin and Incheon Mayor Yoo Jeong-bok, at Incheon City Hall, Oct. 31. The MOU aims to reaffirm existing relations between Normandy and Incheon and pave the way for new cooperation projects. Morin, a former...
Korea's high-tech products a benchmark for Costa Rica
Gains from a free trade agreement with Korea would go way beyond increased trade with the country, whose global leadership in innovation and manufacture of high-tech products is a benchmark for Costa Rica, Costa Rica’s foreign trade minister said. Alexander Mora, who was in Seoul last week for the Korea-Latin America Business Summit, said his country could learn a “great deal...
Germany discusses environment, conflict and cooperation
German Ambassador to Korea Stephan Auer will launch an exhibition dedicated to the environment at the Green Climate Fund headquarters in Incheon today. It runs until Nov. 20. According to the embassy, the exhibition, “Environment, Conflict and Cooperation,” was conceived and realized by adelphi as a touring exhibition, on the initiative of the German Federal Foreign Office. Regionally specific elements have been developed in collaboration with Fundacion Futuro Latinoamericano (FFLA), the University of the South Pacific (USP), the Energy Research Institute (TERI), Vitae Civilis, OneWorld and ...
World experts discuss Asian inequality
Experts from around the world specializing in development studies gathered in Indonesia to discuss inequality in Asia, which has been growing during economic development. Donor countries, including Korea, the United States and Japan, and major recipient countries, including Indonesia, Vietnam, and Cambodia, attended the third International Symposium on Asian Development Studies in Bandung, Oct 26-27.
Lights, camera, award action for young filmmakers
The winners of a film competition organized by the ASEAN-Korea Centre showed off their work in Seoul last week. The five winners from Korea and ASEAN received their awards at the ASEAN-Korea Youth Short Film Festival that had the theme “Enhancing Mutual Understanding, Creating Harmony.” The films were shown at the Lotte Cinema in the Lotte World Tower on Oct. 28.
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