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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 […]

S. Korea: Parliament passes bills to fight fine dust

S. Korea: Parliament passes bills to fight fine dust

South Korea’s parliament passed eight bills intended to better fight fine dust Wednesday as the country is struggling with its worst-ever particle air pollution. The legislation includes a revision to the disaster and safety management law to include a high density of particulate matter as a “social disaster.” Such a designation allows the government to […]

S. Korea to seek talks with N. Korea to help stalled nuke negotiations move forward: ministry

S. Korea to seek talks with N. Korea to help stalled nuke negotiations move forward: ministry

South Korea will push for talks with North Korea, including summits, this year to deepen inter-Korean relations and help stalled denuclearization talks move forward between Washington and Pyongyang, the unification ministry said Tuesday. “In close coordination with the U.S., (we) will push for inter-Korean talks to help the U.S. and North Korea meet again and […]

Leaders of S. Korea, Brunei agree to expand economic cooperation

Leaders of S. Korea, Brunei agree to expand economic cooperation

The leaders of South Korea and Brunei agreed Monday to expand the countries’ energy industry cooperation and expand the partnership to new technology sectors. In a bilateral summit held in the Bruneian capital, President Moon Jae-in and Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah noted the countries have steadily developed their friendly relations in the infrastructure and energy sectors […]

S. Korea biz delegation visits Malaysia to promote closer ties

S. Korea biz delegation visits Malaysia to promote closer ties

South Korea’s business mission will visit Malaysia on the occasion of President Moon Jae-in’s state visit to the Southeast Asian country this week, to strengthen economic ties, a local corporate lobby said Monday. A total of 250 business leaders who represent 13 conglomerates and 57 small and medium-sized companies will visit Malaysia to boost two-way […]

S. Korea: President Moon names 7 new ministers in Cabinet reshuffle

S. Korea: President Moon names 7 new ministers in Cabinet reshuffle

President Moon Jae-in on Friday named seven new ministers in a move to set his administration up for the second half of his term that will also replace the country’s point man on North Korea.   Kim Yeon-chul, currently the head of the Korea Institute for National Unification, has been tapped as the new unification […]

President Moon calls for joint action with China to reduce fine dust

President Moon calls for joint action with China to reduce fine dust

South Korean President Moon Jae-in ordered his government Wednesday to work together with China to fight fine dust pollution, his office Cheong Wa Dae said.   South Korea has suffered from the worst particulate matter pollution this week with a large portion of the fine dust believed to be blown from China. The president told […]

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