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Moon, Saudi crown prince discuss global response to attack on oil facilities

Moon, Saudi crown prince discuss global response to attack on oil facilities

Seoul: The leaders of South Korea and Saudi Arabia agreed Wednesday to strengthen partnerships in the fight against terrorist acts, such as the recent drone attack on oil facilities in the Middle Eastern nation. In phone talks, President Moon Jae-in and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman also emphasized the importance of a unified response to […]

Moon issues ‘grave warning’ against public agencies for wrong naming of East Sea

Moon issues ‘grave warning’ against public agencies for wrong naming of East Sea

Seoul: President Moon Jae-in ordered disciplinary action against three government-affiliated agencies Monday for their description of the waters between Korea and Japan as the Sea of Japan, not the East Sea. The East Sea is South Korea’s official name for the waters, and the country is campaigning hard to publicize that name internationally. But the […]

Pompeo urges ‘constructive dialogue’ between South Korea, Japan

Pompeo urges ‘constructive dialogue’ between South Korea, Japan

Washington: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday emphasized the need for “constructive dialogue” between South Korea and Japan, two U.S. allies that have been locked in a bitter dispute over trade and history. Pompeo discussed the matter in a phone call with new Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi as he congratulated his counterpart […]

Moon: North Korea-U.S. to resume talks soon; South Korea to offer full support

Moon: North Korea-U.S. to resume talks soon; South Korea to offer full support

Seoul: South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Monday that North Korea and the United States will soon restart working-level talks and that his government will continue full support for the peace process. Moon cited an “unchanged commitment” to trust and peace by the leaders of the three sides, as he had a weekly meeting with […]

AJA, JAK forum to debate “how we should face the third decade of the 21st century”

AJA, JAK forum to debate “how we should face the third decade of the 21st century”

Seoul: Diplomacy, national security, the unification of Korea, multiculturalism, conflicts, the environment, and religion will be among the topics to be debated in depth at a forum to be hosted by the Asia Journalist Association (Director Lee Hyung Kyun, President Ashraf Dali) next week. The two-part forum, “How we should face 2020-2029, the third decade […]

Malaysia Day mirrors concept of ‘Malaysia’

  Shah Alam: The participation of Malaysians from different cultures, religions and race in the celebrations for Malaysia Day on Sept 16 mirrors the concept of ‘Malaysia’. Deputy director of the Academy of Malay Studies, Universiti Malaya, associate professor Dr Awang Azman Awang Pawi said the people should celebrate Malaysia Day so that they will […]

South Korea to focus on facilitating early resumption of U.S.-North Korea nuclear talks

South Korea to focus on facilitating early resumption of U.S.-North Korea nuclear talks

Seoul: The foreign ministry said Monday that it will focus its diplomacy on facilitating an early resumption of working-level nuclear talks between the United States and North Korea and substantive progress in them. In a report to the National Assembly, the ministry also said that it would maintain close coordination with Washington through bilateral consultations, […]

Moon: Blocking Koreas’ separated families from being reunited is wrong

Moon: Blocking Koreas’ separated families from being reunited is wrong

Seoul: President Moon Jae-in said his administration will keep doing its best to create opportunities for separated families in the two Koreas to be reunited as often as possible. He was speaking in a special KBS program on the issue of family members residing on the other side of the border following the 1950-53 Korean […]

Moon, Trump to hold summit in New York this month

Moon, Trump to hold summit in New York this month

Seoul: South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump will hold summit talks in New York late this month on the sidelines of a U.N. session, Cheong Wa Dae announced Friday. The allies have agreed to hold the meeting to coincide with Moon’s visit to the U.S. city for the 74th General Assembly […]

Uzbekistan waives visa requirement for Chinese citizens

Uzbekistan waives visa requirement for Chinese citizens

Tashkent: President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev has signed a decree on establishing a visa-free entry regime for citizens of China, including Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. According to the decree, a visa-free regime will be established starting January 1, 2020 for citizens of China, including the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, for their entry to […]

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