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Seoul Warns Against Unauthorized Entry to Ukraine to Participate in War

Seoul Warns Against Unauthorized Entry to Ukraine to Participate in War

SEOUL, March 7 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s foreign ministry on Monday warned of possible prison sentences against its citizens seeking to join Ukraine’s military to fight against Russia’s invasion without due approval from the government. Seoul has banned its nationals from traveling to all regions of Ukraine since mid-February amid safety concerns. Those who [...]

Foreign Ministry to Set Up Own Videoconferencing System for Better Security

Foreign Ministry to Set Up Own Videoconferencing System for Better Security

SEOUL, Sept. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The foreign ministry is pushing to build its own videoconference platform to improve security as virtual meetings continue across the world due to the new coronavirus pandemic, officials said Sunday. The ministry currently uses its intranet for talks with overseas missions but relies on private platforms for discussions with [...]

Younger Generation of Foreign Service Workers Opting for Different Career Paths

Younger Generation of Foreign Service Workers Opting for Different Career Paths

SEOUL, Oct. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Overseas positions previously popular within the Foreign Ministry, such as the ambassadorship to Japan in Tokyo or the country’s representative to the OECD in Paris, had no applicants following a recent job opening announcement, surprising many in the ministry. According to a Foreign Ministry official, the top tier positions [...]

S. Korea Working to Confirm Reports on Controversial Trump-Xi Remark

S. Korea Working to Confirm Reports on Controversial Trump-Xi Remark

SEOUL/BEIJING, Apr. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s foreign ministry said Thursday that it is working to confirm reports that Chinese leader Xi Jinping told U.S. President Donald Trump that Korea “used to be a part of China.” “We are working to confirm the reports through diverse diplomatic channels including the United States and China,” [...]