October 05, 2018
Vice Foreign Minister Lee Meets with UK Secretary of State for International Trade
Vice Foreign Minister Lee Tae-ho met with Secretary of State for International Trade of the United Kingdom Liam Fox on October 4, during which the two senior officials exchanged views on matters of mutual concern.
ROK Government Offers Earthquake-Hit Indonesia US$1 Million in Humanitarian Assistance
The government of the Republic of Korea will offer humanitarian assistance of US$1 million in cash to Indonesia, which suffered casualties and material damage from the powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit Sulawesi Island on September 28.
1st Meeting between ROK and Indian Directors-General for Consular Affairs Takes Place
The 1st ROK-India meeting of directors-general for consular affairs took place in Seoul on October 4. It was co-chaired by Director-General for Overseas Koreans and Consular Affairs Woo In-shik of the ROK Foreign Ministry and Joint Secretary of the Consular, Passport and Visa Division Amrit Lugun of the Ministry of External Affairs of India.
Opening Ceremony of 48th Session of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Takes Place
The opening ceremony of the 48th session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) took place at Songdo Convensia in Incheon on October 1, receiving much attention. The opening ceremony brought together about 570 people, including government delegates and representatives from international organizations.
ROK Signs Agreement to Prevent Unregulated High Seas Fisheries in Central Arctic Ocean
Representative for Arctic Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Park Heung-kyeong signed the Agreement to Prevent Unregulated High Seas Fisheries in the Central Arctic Ocean in Ilulissat, Greenland, on October 3.
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