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South Korea, Myanmar to hold summit on economic ties

South Korea, Myanmar to hold summit on economic ties

Bangkok: South Korean President Moon Jae-in will head to Myanmar on Tuesday in a bid to pave the way for closer economic cooperation between the two sides. Moon’s state visit to the nation, the first by a South Korean president in seven years, is in line with his administration’s campaign to reach out to Southeast […]

South Korea, Thailand agree on high-tech industry cooperation, closer defense ties

South Korea, Thailand agree on high-tech industry cooperation, closer defense ties

Bangkok: South Korea and Thailand have agreed to team up to cope with the fourth industrial revolution, expanding their time-honored ties to high-tech sectors. They also signed an accord on exchanging and protecting military intelligence, as President Moon Jae-in and Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha had summit talks at the Government House of Thailand, also known […]

Pakistan allows Consular access to Indian spy

Pakistan allows Consular access to Indian spy

  By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: Indian Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia on Monday met convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav at a sub-jail in Islamabad. The meeting lasted for one hour, according to reports in the local media. Ahluwalia had arrived at the Foreign Office earlier today to meet the former Indian Navy officer […]

South Korea, Thailand to hold summit on high-tech industry cooperation

South Korea, Thailand to hold summit on high-tech industry cooperation

  Bangkok: The leaders of South Korea and Thailand will hold summit talks in Bangkok on Monday primarily on working together in response to the fourth industrial revolution. President Moon Jae-in arrived in Bangkok a day earlier, becoming South Korea’s first leader to visit the Southeast Asian nation in seven years. He will first attend […]

Pak-Afghan border to remain open 24/7 from Monday

Pak-Afghan border to remain open 24/7 from Monday

  By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: Pakistan will begin round-the-clock operation of Torkham border crossing with Afghanistan on a trial basis from Monday to facilitate the movement of traders, transporters and other people of two countries, said an official statement. The statement was issued in Peshawar by the provincial government of Khyber Pakhtoonkhaw Province […]

South Korea backs shifting Indonesia’s capital to East Kalimantan

South Korea backs shifting Indonesia’s capital to East Kalimantan

  Jakarta: South Korea has lent its support to moving the capital of Indonesia from Jakarta to East Kalimantan. “I think we should look at the most important reason behind President Joko Widodo’s decision on the transfer of the capital city,” South Korean Ambassador to Indonesia Kim Chang- beom told Indonesian news agency ANTARA. “The […]

Kazakhstan’s ratification makes ban of nuclear weapons one step closer

Kazakhstan’s ratification makes ban of nuclear weapons one step closer

  New York: Kazakhstan, the country where the Soviet atomic bomb was first tested 70 years ago, has become the 26th state to deposit the ratification instrument to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) with the United Nations Secretariat. The ceremony, on the International Day against Nuclear Tests, was attended by representatives […]

With unusual pleasantries, S. Korea, Japan ministers reaffirm cooperation at least on culture

With unusual pleasantries, S. Korea, Japan ministers reaffirm cooperation at least on culture

  Seoul: Meeting at a time when South Korea and Japan are locked in one of their worst diplomatic and trade disputes, the culture ministers of the two nations came to a rare bilateral consensus to continue cooperation on the cultural front, exchanging unusually goodwilled pleasantries. South Korean Culture Minister Park Yang-woo and his Japanese […]

Moon resumes overtures to Japan, hopes for N.K. leader’s participation in ASEAN summit

Moon resumes overtures to Japan, hopes for N.K. leader’s participation in ASEAN summit

  Seoul: South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Friday he would “embrace” Japan if it shifts to dialogue to end diplomatic and trade rifts between the two sides, again extending an olive branch to Tokyo. “I’m ready to embrace and cooperate with Japan when it returns to the table for dialogue and cooperation, whenever that […]

South Korean, Japanese culture ministers seek way out of worsening diplomatic ties

South Korean, Japanese culture ministers seek way out of worsening diplomatic ties

  Seoul: The culture ministers of South Korea and Japan discussed bilateral cooperation on the cultural front Thursday in their meeting held amid escalating trade and diplomatic rows between their countries. The meeting between Culture Minister Park Yang-woo and his Japanese counterpart, Masahiko Shibayama, held at a convention center in Incheon, just west of Seoul, […]

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