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Moon warns Japan will suffer more damage from export curbs against S. Korea

Moon warns Japan will suffer more damage from export curbs against S. Korea

President Moon Jae-in on Monday vowed not to succumb to Japan’s economic pressure, warning that the neighboring country will suffer greater economic damage should their trade stand-off continue. He stressed that Tokyo’s tougher export restrictions, which target firms here, will be counterproductive and eventually backfire due to the “united power” of all South Korean people. […]

Seoul seeks US backing over trade war

Seoul seeks US backing over trade war

Calls are growing for the United States to intervene in the deepening trade friction between South Korea and Japan after Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe imposed new restrictions on exports that could hurt South Korea’s tech industry. Thoughts are that if tensions continue to escalate, cooperation outside bilateral economic relations such as coordinating “in efforts […]

Moon: Gov’t to spend 849 bln won for information security

Moon: Gov’t to spend 849 bln won for information security

President Moon Jae-in said Wednesday his administration will spend 848.5 billion won (US$718 million) by 2022 to bolster information security. “By strengthening the foundation of information protection, (the government) will protect the core infrastructure of the Fourth Industrial Revolution era such as big data, artificial intelligence and Internet of Things,” he said in a speech […]

Seoul hopes DMZ meeting will serve as ‘turning point’ in denuclearization, advance cross-border ties

Seoul hopes DMZ meeting will serve as ‘turning point’ in denuclearization, advance cross-border ties

The historic meeting held at the inter-Korean border between the leaders of the two Koreas and the United States will serve as a “turning point” in nuclear talks and contribute to advancing inter-Korean relations, the unification ministry said Monday. On Sunday, U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un held a one-on-one meeting […]

Moon, Modi seek synergy between their signature regional strategies

Moon, Modi seek synergy between their signature regional strategies

The leaders of South Korea and India agreed Friday to step up efforts for synergy between their key diplomatic strategies aimed at broadening partnerships with more countries in Asia. President Moon Jae-in and Prime Minister Narendra Modi had bilateral talks in Osaka on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit. “They discussed ways for […]

Moon greeted by Abe in G-20 opening ceremony

Moon greeted by Abe in G-20 opening ceremony

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the host of this week’s G-20 summit, greeted South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the official welcoming ceremony Friday amid no announcement yet of any schedule on their formal talks. Having entered the summit venue of INTEX Osaka, Moon walked toward Abe and shook hands with him. They then posed […]

Moon to attend G-20 summit in Osaka this week

Moon to attend G-20 summit in Osaka this week

South Korean President Moon Jae-in will visit Japan later this week for a Group of 20 summit, another opportunity to enhance global understanding of his administration’s peace and innovative growth efforts, Cheong Wa Dae said Tuesday. Moon plans to fly to Osaka on Thursday and hold a dinner meeting with a group of ethnic Koreans […]

Moon to address Swedish parliament on denuclearization, peace

Moon to address Swedish parliament on denuclearization, peace

South Korean President Moon Jae-in will deliver another major speech on the Korea peace process Friday on a visit to Stockholm, his office said. In the Parliament House address with the theme of “The denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and trust for peace,” Moon plans to emphasize the need for North Korea to abandon its […]

Moon hopes to meet Kim Jong-un before Trump visits S. Korea in late June

Moon hopes to meet Kim Jong-un before Trump visits S. Korea in late June

South Korean President Moon Jae-in voiced hope Wednesday that he will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to the peninsula at the end of this month. Moon’s offer came amid renewed expectations for a possible breakthrough in efforts to restart nuclear talks following the news of Kim’s […]

Moon, Pentagon chief agree that alliance is ironclad: Pentagon

Moon, Pentagon chief agree that alliance is ironclad: Pentagon

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan agreed that the countries’ alliance is “ironclad” as they work to ensure peace in the region, the Pentagon said Monday. Shanahan paid a courtesy call on Moon in Seoul on Monday after talks with South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo. The two discussed […]

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