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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 […]

Moon congratulates Indian Prime Minister Modi on latest election victory

Moon congratulates Indian Prime Minister Modi on latest election victory

South Korean President Moon Jae-in conveyed a congratulatory message Friday to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who scored a massive election win earlier this week. “I would like to convey my high regard for the Indian people who made the choice,” Moon tweeted in English. “He will be a true neighbor to not only those […]

Moon says strong alliance behind continued dialogue mood with N. Korea

Moon says strong alliance behind continued dialogue mood with N. Korea

President Moon Jae-in said Tuesday that a unified and cool-headed response by South Korea and the United States to North Korea’s recent missile firing has helped maintain the momentum of dialogue. In a luncheon meeting with top military commanders of the allies at Cheong Wa Dae in Seoul, the president also cited “personal trust” between […]

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 […]

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