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Yun Kang-hyeon (second from right), deputy minister for Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, meet with Francis Fannon (second from left) assistant secretary of the State for the Bureau of Energy Resources, United States, on Feb. 20. They discussed ways to increase comprehensive cooperation between the ROK and the US in the energy sector. During his visit to the ROK, Assistant Secretary Fannon also meet with officials from Korean businesses to discuss how the two countries can work together in a range of areas, including energy innovation, investment and renewable energy.
Vice Foreign Minister Lee Tae-ho (right) met with new Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana on Feb. 15. Executive Secretary Armida Alisjahbana expressed appreciation for Korea's contribution to UNESCAP, especially for the ROK government's active support for UNESCAP's regional offices carrying out a range of activities in the areas of women, information and communication technology, and environment.
LG Electronics announced it is embarking on a research and development plan for the sixth generation of the telecommunications network beyond the upcoming fifth generation in order to lead the future market. LG opened a 6G research center within KAIST Institute. LG Electronics Chief Technology Officer Park Il-pyung(left) with Prof. Lee Sang-yup, KAIST Institute in Daejeon on Jan. 28.
Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha (right) met with Irish Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Simon Coveney (second from left) on February 25 in Geneva, Switzerland. In the meeting, Minister Kang explained the current situation on the Korean Peninsula, and the ROK government's efforts to achieve complete denuclearization and to establish a lasting peace regime. Foreign Minister Coveney reaffirmed Ireland's full support and cooperation regarding the peace process on the Korean Peninsula.
Latvian Ambassador Peteris Vaivars (left) hold a meeting to commemorate the publicaton Korean translation of "Latvia 100 Snapshot Stories" during a presentation at his embassy on Feb. 14. The Latvian Institute in English published the book last year to mark the 100th anniversary of Latvia's independence. The book was also translated into Korean, Russian and Arabic. "When we went to the libraries, we found there was nothing about Latvia," Ambassador Vaivars said at the meeting, and he added "I really hope it promotes knowledge not only about Latvia but also about the three Baltic states. (Latvi...
Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon (right) holds talks with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, at the government complex in Seoul on Feb. 14. In their meeting, Lee and Kurz signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on science and technology cooperation and vowed to expand human resource exchanges in the areas of information and communication technology and e-government. "Austria and South Korea are ideal partners in the era of the fourth industrial revolution," Lee said. "We will work harder to have a 'win-win' economic partnership and help Austria to expand its investment in South Korea."