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Reporter : Kwon Mee-yoo
Thu, May 26, 2022 | 20:33
Norwegian Embassy commemorates Constitution Day
The Embassy of Norway in Seoul hosted a reception for their Constitution Day at a hotel in Seoul, May 17, celebrating in Norwegian style for the national day celebration without restrictions for the first time in three years. The day commemorates the signing of the Constitution of Norway at Eidsvoll on May 17, 1814. The Constitution declared Norway as an independent nation, w...
[INTERVIEW] Rwanda learns from history on its way to gender equality
Rwanda is a country ranked seventh in the Global Gender Gap Index 2021, compiled and released by the World Economic Forum. The central African country was rebuilt after the 1994 genocide against the ethnic Tutsi, with the nation making significant progress in fairness, including gender equality and women's empowerment.
Celebrating Ukraine's traditional costume
Members of the Ukrainian community in Korea wear vyshyvanka, traditional Ukrainian embroidered clothing, in celebration of Vyshyvanka Day amid Russia's invasion of their country, in front of the Embassy of Ukraine to Korea in Yongsan District, Seoul, May 19. Vyshyvanka Day, which falls on every third Thursday of May, commemorates the ethnic embroidered costume of Ukraine. Ewh...
Supporting LGBTI+ rights in Korea
Ambassadors from European Union countries in Korea pose for a photo endorsing human rights and fundamental freedoms of sexual minorities on the occasion of the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia in Seoul, May 17. Courtesy of Delegation of the EU in Korea
Hungarian ambassador receives honorary doctorate from Dankook University
Hungarian ambassador to Korea Mozes Csoma received an honorary doctorate in political science from Dankook University, Friday, in recognition of his contribution to promoting friendship between Korea and Hungary based on his understanding of Korea's history.
Consulate General of Kazakhstan opens in Busan
The Consulate General of Kazakhstan opened in southern port city of Busan, May 12. According to Kazakhstani Ambassador to Korea Bakyt Dyussenbayev, the consulate general was opened by the decree of Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev to "enhance the political, economic, cultural and humanitarian interaction of Kazakhstan with Busan and the southeastern region of the Re...
Azerbaijan Embassy, Yongsan District plant tree of friendship
On the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Azerbaijan and Korea, the Embassy of Azerbaijan planted a tree with Yongsan District Office at Singye History Park in Yongsan, Seoul, Thursday. Yongsan District is home to many diplomatic missions in Korea and established sister relations with the Azerbaijani district of Garadagh in 2017.
COVID outbreak increases North Korea's reliance on China
As North Korea's COVID-19 situation has gone out of control after confirming its first case of the infectious disease last week, the reclusive state is leaning on its ally, China, to overcome the crisis. According to North Korea's emergency epidemic prevention headquarters, some 296,000 fever cases had been reported Saturday, with 15 deaths. The North's COVID-19 cases skyrock...
Fingers crossed for a free Ukraine at Europe Day
European embassies in Korea celebrated Europe Day in Seoul Plaza, May 9, with the Embassy of Ukraine to Seoul as a way to show solidarity with the war-torn country. The embassies of 24 EU member states as well as the EU delegation and Embassy of Ukraine took part in this year's event, which brought some vitality to the city center after two years of the pandemic. Each country...
India hopes to strengthen ties with new Yoon government
India is an important partner of Korea in the Indo-Pacific region, and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent a congratulatory message to Korea's new President Yoon Suk-yeol, Tuseday, as Yoon assumed office.
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