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Vatican Gives Cautious Response to Speculation on Pope’s N. Korea Visit

Vatican Gives Cautious Response to Speculation on Pope’s N. Korea Visit

VATICAN CITY, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The Vatican has reacted cautiously to a veteran South Korean politician’s remarks about Pope Francis’ possible visit to North Korea next spring. Paloma Garcia Ovejero, deputy spokesperson of the Holy See, told Yonhap News Agency on Monday that the Vatican has nothing to comment on speculation about the [...]

Travel Agency to Offer Eco Peace Tour Package to DMZ

Travel Agency to Offer Eco Peace Tour Package to DMZ

SEOUL, Oct. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — A tour agency specializing in travel to Korea’s heavily armed demilitarized zone (DMZ) said Monday it will sell a new package to the area that highlights the ecosystem and peace instead of security-centered sightseeing. DMZ Tour Korea will offer a “Cheorwon DMZ peace and eco winter travel” package from [...]

Majority of S. Koreans Say “Unification of the Korean Peninsula is Necessary”

Majority of S. Koreans Say “Unification of the Korean Peninsula is Necessary”

SEOUL, Oct. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — A new survey has found that 6 out of 10 South Korean adults think “unification (between the two Koreas) is necessary.” The Institute for Peace and Unification Studies (IPUS) at Seoul National University announced that 59.8 percent of respondents answered “unification is necessary” in a survey that quizzed 1,200 [...]

Seoul Firm to Launch N. Korea Tour Packages for Foreigners in S. Korea

Seoul Firm to Launch N. Korea Tour Packages for Foreigners in S. Korea

SEOUL, Sept. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — A Seoul-based tour company is planning to sell North Korea travel packages to foreigners staying in South Korea. Sunwoo Airlines Travel Agency Co. said Friday that it has secured an exclusive proxy contract with Pyongyang on the sale of North Korea tour packages to foreigners living in South Korea [...]

Moon Chung-in: “Kim Jong-un’s Decision to Visit Seoul Was His Alone”

Moon Chung-in: “Kim Jong-un’s Decision to Visit Seoul Was His Alone”

SEOUL, Sept. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Moon Chung-in, the Special Advisor to South Korean President Moon Jae-in for Foreign Affairs and National Security, said yesterday that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s promise to visit Seoul was a single-handed decision made by Kim. Speaking at a briefing held at the press center at Pyongyang’s Koryo Hotel, [...]