The Winter Olympics sparked to life in a vivid, colourful ceremony of fire and ice in South Korea yesterday, and the diplomacy was just as choreographed in the stadium where leaders from nations that are sworn enemies sat close together.
President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will hold a summit in PyeongChang, the alpine town that will host the upcoming Winter Olympics, the foreign ministry said on Friday.
At least 33 people were killed in a blaze at a hospital in South Korea on Friday, firefighters said, with more than 70 injured.
The United States and 19 of its closest allies agreed on Tuesday on tougher “maritime interdiction” to prevent North Korea from evading nuclear sanctions through smuggling, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said.
Foreign ministers from 20 nations began crisis talks on Monday on North Korea's ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programs, though China's absence cast doubt over the effectiveness of any deal.
Denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula is "the path to peace and our goal", South Korean President Moon Jae-In said on Wednesday, a day after the North agreed to send its athletes to the Winter Olympics in his country.
To mark the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations with South Korea, the ambassador of the republic in Việt Nam, Lee Hyuk, sends a message to Việt Nam News readers.
Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Phạm Bình Minh on December 21 held a meeting with President of the Republic of Korea (RoK) Moon Jae-in as part of his three-day visit to the country.
RoK Ambassador Lee Hyuk is optimistic about co-operation between Việt Nam and Republic of Korea.
North Korea test fired an intercontinental ballistic missile on Wednesday, in a major challenge to US President Donald Trump after he slapped fresh sanctions on Pyongyang and declared it a state sponsor of terrorism.