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Moon to meet former U.S. President Bush this week

Moon to meet former U.S. President Bush this week

South Korean President Moon Jae-in will greet former U.S. President George W. Bush at Cheong Wa Dae later this week, Moon’s office announced Sunday. Moon is scheduled to meet Bush on Thursday morning, as the former president plans to attend a ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of former President Roh Moo-hyun’s death. It’s to […]

Trump to visit S. Korea for talks on N. Korea, alliance

Trump to visit S. Korea for talks on N. Korea, alliance

U.S. President Donald Trump will visit South Korea next month for talks with President Moon Jae-in on the denuclearization of North Korea and alliance issues, Moon’s office announced Thursday amid growing concerns about the overall peace process. Trump plans to visit South Korea in late June as part of his regional trip. He will travel […]

Moon offers talks with opposition parties on extra budget, N. Korea food aid

Moon offers talks with opposition parties on extra budget, N. Korea food aid

President Moon Jae-in appealed to opposition parties Monday to reopen three-way dialogue with the government and the ruling party on supplementary budgets and other pending issues. He was effectively turning down calls by the main opposition Liberty Korea Party (LKP). Its leader, Hwang Kyo-ahn, has demanded one-on-one talks with the president. Last November, Moon launched […]

Moon pledges gov’t support for non-memory chip businesses

Moon pledges gov’t support for non-memory chip businesses

President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday emphasized the great growth potential of the non-memory chip sector, reaffirming the government’s plan to offer every possible support for South Korea’s businesses involved. He laid out a strategic vision to boost the “system” semiconductor industry, making his first visit to the local facilities of Samsung Electronics Co. since taking […]

N.K. media urges South to push for inter-Korean cooperation independently of U.S.

N.K. media urges South to push for inter-Korean cooperation independently of U.S.

North Korean propaganda outlets called on South Korea on Friday to deal with inter-Korean issues free from intervention by the United States, accusing Washington of hindering cross-border cooperation. The North’s media has made a series of such appeals in recent months, as joint projects agreed between the two sides have made little headway amid a […]

Moon to hold summit with Turkmen president

Moon to hold summit with Turkmen president

South Korean President Moon Jae-in will meet his Turkmen counterpart, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, on Wednesday to discuss ways to improve the countries’ bilateral ties. The summit will follow a welcome ceremony for Moon, who arrived here Tuesday on a three-day state visit. It will be held at the presidential palace, Oguzkhan, according to Moon’s presidential office […]

S. Korea: Moon notes need for extra budget to battle fine dust, natural disasters

S. Korea: Moon notes need for extra budget to battle fine dust, natural disasters

President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday highlighted the need for an extra budget to address growing issues of fine dust air pollution and public safety. Following a report from the finance minister, the president told the government to swiftly push for a supplementary budget so necessary funds can reach where they are needed in time, his […]

President Moon to meet Trump ahead of apparent talks with N. Korea

President Moon to meet Trump ahead of apparent talks with N. Korea

President Moon Jae-in will visit the United States this week for talks with President Donald Trump that will focus on ways to restart denuclearization negotiations with North Korea, officials from Seoul’s presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said Tuesday. Moon will head to Washington on Wednesday for his two-day visit. He and Trump will meet Thursday […]

S. Korea, Indonesia to hold foreign ministerial talks next week

S. Korea, Indonesia to hold foreign ministerial talks next week

South Korea’s top diplomat, Kang Kyung-wha, plans to visit Jakarta next week for talks with her counterpart on ways to beef up cooperation between the two sides, her ministry said Thursday. During the two-day trip there from Sunday, Kang is scheduled to have a joint committee meeting with Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi. It would […]

Moon calls for efforts to attract foreign tourists amid chronic deficit

Moon calls for efforts to attract foreign tourists amid chronic deficit

President Moon Jae-in called for efforts to attract more foreign tourists to his country Tuesday to help offset the country’s chronic deficit in tourism. In a special meeting held in Songdo near Incheon International Airport, the president stressed a need to develop new appealing reasons for tourists to visit the country, such as a tour […]

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