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Gwangju and the exhilarating dive into peace

Gwangju and the exhilarating dive into peace

In two days, the eyes of the world will be riveted on Gwangju, the “City of Peace” in South Korea that will be the gracious and graceful host of the Fédération Internationale de natation FINA World Championships. The championship will include six highly competitive aquatic sports – Swimming, Diving, Water Polo, Artistic Swimming Open Water, […]

Afghanis to seek elusive peace at new dialogue on July 7

Afghanis to seek elusive peace at new dialogue on July 7

Germany and Qatar will co-host an intra Afghan dialogue on July 7-8 to support the peace process in Afghanistan. The dialogue will be held in the Qatari capital Doha in “the wake of unwavering ferocity across Afghanistan as war even further intensified between Afghan forces and the Taliban fighters,” Afghani media reported. Both Germany and […]

Yonhap News to host annual peace forum

Yonhap News to host annual peace forum

Yonhap News Agency will host an annual forum in Seoul this week to explore viable paths to a lasting peace on the peninsula amid renewed hopes for the resumption of stalled nuclear negotiations with North Korea. Under the main theme of “New Korean Peninsula Regime for Shared Prosperity,” the forum will take place at Lotte […]

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 […]

New Zealand committed to peaceful solution for the Korean Peninsula: amb.

New Zealand committed to peaceful solution for the Korean Peninsula: amb.

New Zealand remains committed to promoting peace on the Korean Peninsula and in the region, amid uncertainties in stalled nuclear talks between North Korea and the United States, its top envoy in South Korea said Tuesday. Ambassador to Seoul Philip Turner also stressed his government’s backing for the ongoing diplomatic efforts to chart a peaceful […]

Kim resolves to deepen Russia ties, Putin calls for peaceful resolution of nuke standoff

Kim resolves to deepen Russia ties, Putin calls for peaceful resolution of nuke standoff

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Thursday highlighted his “unwavering” will to cement ties with Russia while President Vladimir Putin made an emphatic call for a peaceful resolution of Pyongyang’s nuclear quandary. The leaders held their first summit in Russia’s Far Eastern city of Vladivostok amid Pyongyang’s stalled nuclear negotiations with Washington. The much-anticipated summit […]

Kim says Korean Peninsula peace entirely depends on Washington’s future attitude

Kim says Korean Peninsula peace entirely depends on Washington’s future attitude

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said peace and security on the Korean Peninsula will entirely depend on Washington’s future attitude during his first summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, state media said Friday. In the summit held in Russia’s Far East city of Vladivostok on Thursday, Kim blamed Washington’s “unilateral” attitude for the breakdown of […]

Unification minister says S. Korea will lead peninsula’s peace process

Unification minister says S. Korea will lead peninsula’s peace process

Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul said Wednesday that South Korea will play a leading role in resolving the North Korean nuclear issue and establishing a lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula. Kim made the remark during a forum on inter-Korean relations in Seoul, saying there is still a “long way to go” and many “obstacles” to […]

Needing More than two Symbolic Religious Buildings

Needing More than two Symbolic Religious Buildings

  In a message of peace and tolerance, President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi inaugurated Al-Fattah Al-Alim; one of the Middle East’s largest mosques and the new Coptic Cathedral of the Nativity, the largest in the Middle East, in the New Administrative Capital (NAC) in ceremonies held with the celebration of the New Year. Both the mosque and […]

Peace in Korea: Next Steps

Peace in Korea: Next Steps

I thank the organizers of the Jeju Forum for giving me the opportunity to contribute to these important discussions. I am not an expert on Korea. I am sorry to say it, but I must admit that I do not even speak Korean, as all modern people should. I can only offer some experience in […]

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