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S. Korea Planning 23 bln-won Aid Project for War-torn Afghanistan

S. Korea Planning 23 bln-won Aid Project for War-torn Afghanistan

SEOUL, Sept. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea is planning to spend about 23.2 billion won (US$19.5 million) in next year’s official development assistance (ODA) projects for war-torn Afghanistan, a document showed Wednesday. The Office for Government Policy Coordination under the Prime Minister’s Office said in the document submitted to Rep. Tae Young-ho of the [...]

Actor Jung Woo-sung Donates 100 mln Won to Support Humanitarian Efforts in Afghanistan

Actor Jung Woo-sung Donates 100 mln Won to Support Humanitarian Efforts in Afghanistan

SEOUL, Sept. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean actor Jung Woo-sung has donated 100 million won (US$85,740) to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Korea to provide humanitarian aid to people in war-torn Afghanistan, officials said Wednesday. According to the South Korean office of the U.N. refugee agency, Jung, the goodwill ambassador for [...]

S. Korean Evacuation Effort Highlights Will to Never Abandon Afghan Friends

S. Korean Evacuation Effort Highlights Will to Never Abandon Afghan Friends

SEOUL, Aug. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s daunting yet successful mission to evacuate Afghan colleagues from their war-ravaged country has hammered home a simple yet impactful message for them and its future partners: We will never abandon our friends. That message has resonated with nearly 400 Afghan evacuees throughout this week, as South Korean [...]

S. Korea’s Evacuation Operation for Afghans Marked by Security, Logistical Hurdles, Unforeseen Misfortunes

S. Korea’s Evacuation Operation for Afghans Marked by Security, Logistical Hurdles, Unforeseen Misfortunes

SEOUL, Aug. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s evacuation operations for Afghans, now in their final stage, have been marked by security and logistical hurdles, and unforeseen misfortunes, Seoul officials said Wednesday, stressing their “moral” responsibility to bring them out of harm’s way. A total of 391 Afghans, including dozens who aided Seoul’s efforts to [...]

Taliban Hopes for S. Korea’s Diplomatic Recognition, Economic Exchanges: Official

Taliban Hopes for S. Korea’s Diplomatic Recognition, Economic Exchanges: Official

NEW DELHI/SEOUL, Aug. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – The Taliban wants South Korea to recognize it as a “legitimate” government of Afghanistan and hopes to strengthen economic cooperation and other exchanges between the two countries, a Taliban spokesman said Monday. Abdul Qahar Balkhi, a member of the Taliban’s Cultural Commission, made the remarks in an exclusive [...]

Taliban Fighters Seen Wearing South Korean Military Uniforms

Taliban Fighters Seen Wearing South Korean Military Uniforms

SEOUL, Aug. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — A shocking image of a Taliban fighter in Afghanistan wearing an old South Korean military uniform as the Taliban militant group regained control of Kabul is rattling the country. Foreign media outlets recently revealed photos of multiple Taliban fighters wearing South Korean military uniforms on a march, carrying rifles. [...]