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Humanitarian aid to N. Korea largely unwelcomed
The Moon Jae-in administration’s plan to offer $8 million in humanitarian assistance to North Korea is producing a frosty reaction at home and abroad due to its timing. Criticism is mounting over the timing of the announcement, which came only two days after the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) adopted a new resolution on sanctions on Pyongyang for its sixth nuclear test, Sept. 3.
Canada envoy visits LKP
Canadian Ambassador Eric Walsh, left, shakes hands with the main opposition Liberty Korea Party Chairman Hong Joon-pyo at the party headquarters in Seoul, Sept. 14. The Canadian ambassador said his country supports the South Korean government’s move to resolove the North Korea nuclear issue through diplomacy. / Yonhap
EU to hold business forum in Seoul
The European Union (EU) has announced that it is to hold a business forum on the occasion of Europan Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmstrom in Seoul, Sept. 21.
Exhibition marks 55th year of Costa Rica-Korea ties
Costa Rica held a photography exhibition from Sept. 12-14 to mark the 55th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Korea and Costa Rica at Seoul Station. The “Korea-Costa Rica National Parks and Protected Areas Photo Exhibition,” organized by the Costa Rican Embassy and Korea’s Ministry of Environment, features 20 photos depicting the beautiful landscapes and rich natural...
Denmark to host world's largest architectural event
Denmark will host of the 29th UIA World Architects Congress, the Embassy of Denmark says. The northern European country won 149 votes out of 247 at the UIA 2017 World Architects Congress in Seoul. The embassy said the congress in Copenhagen in 2023 would be under theme of “Sustainable Future” with the Danish capital aiming to invite more than 10,000 architects and key decisio...
More Aussie wines eye Korean market
The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade Korea) and Wine Australia hosted the Australian Wine Grand Tasting 2017 at the JW Marriott Dongdaemun in Seoul on Sept. 7. More than 240 Australian wines from 39 wineries, including 14 looking to enter the Korean market, were on show.
Cambodia promotes tourism
Cambodia is eager to attract Korean tourists with its cultural heritage. The ASEAN-Korea Tourism Capacity Building Workshop, co-organized by the ASEAN-Korea Center and Cambodia’s Ministry of Tourism in Battambang on Sept. 12, aimed to promote Cambodia’s capital city as a representative cultural heritage destination and develop tailor-made tourism products and services to Korean travelers.
Film festival builds bridge with Seoul
Thirteen Latin American countries unveiled some of that region’s best movies to Korea from Sept. 5-10. The “Latin American Film Festival 2017” featured genres including drama, comedy, adventure, romance, thrillers, biographies and science fiction at the Korea Film Archive (KOFA) in Mapo-gu. The embassies of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mex...
Costa Rica reaffirms firm partnership with Korea
Costa Rica has reaffirmed its support for a peaceful and nuclear-free Korean Peninsula and the efforts led by the Korean government with the recent Berlin Initiative, Costa Rica’s Foreign Minister Manuel Gonzalez Sanz says. Sanz was in Korea for the eighth Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC) in Busan on Aug. 31. He tol The Korea Times that the international...
September is month of Mexico
The Mexico has designated September as the “Month of Mexico” in Korea, with an extensive program of activities showing the diversity and richness of Mexican culture, music, gastronomy and art. This year is also important for Mexico and Korea because it is the 207th anniversary of its independence and 55 years of diplomatic relations between Mexico and Korea.
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