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Moon urges inter-Korean efforts to realize Kim Jong-un visit to South Korea

Moon urges inter-Korean efforts to realize Kim Jong-un visit to South Korea

Seoul: President Moon Jae-in proposed Tuesday that the two Koreas make concerted efforts to create the conditions for North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to visit South Korea as agreed. In his New Year’s address, he also reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to pushing for the resumption of two major inter-Korean projects — the Kaesong industrial complex […]

Moon’s approval rating edges up to 47.8 per cent: Realmeter

Moon’s approval rating edges up to 47.8 per cent: Realmeter

Seoul: President Moon Jae-in’s approval rating has gained 3.3 percentage points on-week amid news reports of his meeting with the heads of five major political parties and improved employment-related data, Realmeter said Monday. In the survey of 2,511 voters nationwide for five business days last week, 47.8 percent of respondents supported the president. The proportion […]

Moon views Busan summit with ASEAN as midterm review of New Southern Policy

Moon views Busan summit with ASEAN as midterm review of New Southern Policy

Seoul: President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday emphasized the significance of two upcoming summits with Southeast Asian nations in Busan for his administration’s signature New Southern Policy, as he had a weekly Cabinet meeting at the venue in the southern port city. He pointed out that the ASEAN-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit, slated for Nov. 25-26, […]

Moon requests continued support from OANA news agencies for Korea peace

Moon requests continued support from OANA news agencies for Korea peace

Seoul: President Moon Jae-in asked Thursday for continued attention and support for the Korea peace process from Asia-Pacific news agencies, as he greeted their representatives at Cheong Wa Dae. “Peace on the Korean Peninsula is a starting point for achieving a peace community of co-prosperity,” Moon said in a meeting with the heads of 32 […]

South Korea’s president revs up ASEAN diplomacy, breaks ice with Abe

South Korea’s president revs up ASEAN diplomacy, breaks ice with Abe

Bangkok: Attending ASEAN-hosted summits here this week, South Korean President Moon Jae-in had multiple goals — from drumming up support for the dormant Korea peace process to reaching out to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. He also placed a focus on drawing more attention to an upcoming ASEAN-South Korea commemorative summit and a separate Mekong-South […]

Moon, Abe hold 11-minute separate ‘conversation’ in Bangkok

Moon, Abe hold 11-minute separate ‘conversation’ in Bangkok

Bangkok:  South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had a brief one-on-one “conversation” in Bangkok on Monday, Cheong Wa Dae announced. They sat down together for 11 minutes on the sidelines of the ASEAN Plus Three summit at IMPACT Forum in the Thai capital. Moon and Abe had the separate meeting […]

Halfway into term, Moon desperate for renewed vigor in turbulent presidency

Halfway into term, Moon desperate for renewed vigor in turbulent presidency

Seoul: On the threshold of the latter half of his single five-year tenure, President Moon Jae-in sets his sights on bringing hope back to the minds of the people here, who still long for inter-Korean peace and South Korea’s political and social reforms. He often said his liberal administration was born with what he calls […]

Moon hints at new approach to restart Mount Kumgang tour program

Moon hints at new approach to restart Mount Kumgang tour program

Seoul:  President Moon Jae-in signaled a new approach Friday to restart the Mount Kumgang inter-Korean tour project in compliance with the United Nations sanctions against Pyongyang. Speaking at a meeting with the Cheong Wa Dae press corps, he said that the tour program to the North Korean mountain along the east coast itself is not […]

Moon vows strong education, prosecution reform to promote fairness

Moon vows strong education, prosecution reform to promote fairness

Seoul: President Moon Jae-in pledged a strong push Tuesday for the far-reaching systemic reform of South Korea’s public sectors, including education and the prosecution. In his budget speech at the National Assembly, Moon stressed the importance of promoting fairness to achieve the key policy goals of innovative, inclusive and peace-based growth. “‘Fairness’ should be established […]

Moon asks religious leaders to help heal social conflicts

Moon asks religious leaders to help heal social conflicts

Seoul: President Moon Jae-in expressed concern Monday about unrelenting social and ideological rifts in South Korea, requesting that the religious community help address the problem. He highlighted the political wrangling over some key policy goals supported by many people, including prosecution reform, and the ensuing conflict among citizens. As a specific example, the president cited […]

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