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S. Korea, U.S. Not Considering Any Military Measures Against N. Korea: Cheong Wa Dae

S. Korea, U.S. Not Considering Any Military Measures Against N. Korea: Cheong Wa Dae

SEOUL, Dec. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea and the United States have not discussed any military options, including a naval blockade, against North Korea, an official from South Korea’s presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said Friday. The remarks came hours after President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump held their second telephone conversation [...]

President Moon Welcomes Sri Lankan President with Vegetarian State Dinner

President Moon Welcomes Sri Lankan President with Vegetarian State Dinner

SEOUL, Nov. 30 (Korea Bizwire) – The Blue House welcomed Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, who is on a state visit to South Korea, with a vegetarian state dinner on Wednesday, catering to the Southeast Asian leader’s Buddhist beliefs. It was reported that the Blue House carefully selected vegetarian dishes for the state dinner yesterday between [...]

Cheong Wa Dae to Request Probe into Alleged Falsification of Sewol Reports

Cheong Wa Dae to Request Probe into Alleged Falsification of Sewol Reports

SEOUL, Oct. 13 (Korea Biziwire) – The presidential office will request Friday that the prosecution investigate the alleged manipulation of official documents by former leader Park Geun-hye’s aides to lessen her responsibility for the government’s mishandling of the deadly sinking of a passenger ship three years ago, a Cheong Wa Dae official said. The official, [...]

South Korea Denies Plan to Spend “Billions of Dollars” on Weapons

South Korea Denies Plan to Spend “Billions of Dollars” on Weapons

SEOUL, Sept. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea on Tuesday acknowledged the possibility of a need to purchase advanced U.S. weapons systems in the future as part of efforts to enhance its deterrence against North Korean provocations but dismissed any immediate plan to spend “many billions of dollars” as suggested by Washington. In a short [...]

Moon Pledges Additional Support for Heroes, Independence Fighters

Moon Pledges Additional Support for Heroes, Independence Fighters

SEOUL, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – President Moon Jae-in promised Monday to expand government support for national heroes, independence fighters and their families, noting the nation and its people are permanently indebted to them for their sacrifices that allowed the freedom they enjoy now. “Each and every person here deserves respect and gratitude. Thanks to [...]

Government to Follow Selected Citizens’ Decision on Fate of 2 Reactors

Government to Follow Selected Citizens’ Decision on Fate of 2 Reactors

SEOUL, July 28 (Korea Bizwire) – The presidential office Cheong Wa Dae reiterated Friday that the government will follow the decision that select citizens will make over the fate of two nuclear reactors after their public deliberation process. Its remarks came a day after a government panel tasked with overseeing the deliberation process said that [...]