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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 […]

Moon says U.S., N. Korea determined to continue dialogue

Moon says U.S., N. Korea determined to continue dialogue

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Monday that both the United States and North Korea are determined to continue their denuclearization negotiations despite the collapse of their latest summit in Hanoi. “A temporary difficulty has been created due to the failure to reach an agreement at the second North Korea-U.S. summit, but the fact that […]

S. Korea to push for N.K. leader’s visit to Seoul for fourth summit with Moon

S. Korea to push for N.K. leader’s visit to Seoul for fourth summit with Moon

South Korea will try to realize a visit to Seoul by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for a summit with President Moon Jae-in this year so as to improve cross-border relations and help move the stalled denuclearization process forward, the unification ministry said Friday. The ministry said that it will also try to regularize such […]

Moon, Trump to hold summit on April 11 in Washington

Moon, Trump to hold summit on April 11 in Washington

President Moon Jae-in and his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, plan to hold a summit on April 11 in Washington D.C. the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said Friday, amid a stalemate in nuclear talks between the U.S. and North Korea. Moon will arrive in the U.S. on April 10 and hold a summit with Trump […]

Moon’s approval rating falls to lowest level since inauguration: poll

Moon’s approval rating falls to lowest level since inauguration: poll

President Moon Jae-in’s job approval rating declined to 43 percent, the lowest point since his inauguration in May 2017, a Gallup Korea poll said Friday. In the poll, of 1,003 adults, conducted by the leading pollster nationwide from Tuesday to Thursday, only 43 percent said they approved of Moon’s job performance as president, down 2 […]

President asks former U.N. chief Ban to help tackle fine dust pollution

President asks former U.N. chief Ban to help tackle fine dust pollution

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday sought the help of a former head of the United Nations to tackle the thorny issue of fine dust pollution, which could upset his country’s fragile relations with China. In a meeting held at his office Cheong Wa Dae, the president renewed his request for former U.N. Secretary-General […]

S. Korea: President Moon emphasizes need for innovation to create more jobs

S. Korea: President Moon emphasizes need for innovation to create more jobs

President Moon Jae-in renewed his call for innovation and deregulation Wednesday while also calling for efforts to boost the country’s exports to help create more jobs. The call came in a special report by Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki to brief the president on economic conditions. The meeting came one day after the president stressed the […]

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