January 07, 2019
ROK Government’s Special Envoys Attend Inauguration Ceremony of New Brazilian President
The special envoys of the government of the Republic of Korea -- Representatives Jeon Hae-cheol and Choi In-ho -- attended the inauguration ceremony of President of the Federative Republic of Brazil Jair Messias Bolsonaro held in Brasilia, Brazil, on January 1, 2019.
Outcome of Telephone Conversation between ROK and Japanese Foreign Ministers
Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha held a telephone conversation with Foreign Minister of Japan Taro Kono on January 4 for an exchange of views on the Korean Supreme Court ruling regarding victims of forced labor during the Japanese occupation of Korea as well as Japan’s claim that the Korean destroyer operated signal tracking and illuminating radar against a Japanese patrol plane.
Vice Foreign Minister Cho Meets with Minister of State for Asia and Pacific of UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Vice Foreign Minister Cho Hyun held a working luncheon with Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom Mark Field on January 4, during which the two senior diplomats discussed ways that the ROK and the UK could maintain post-Brexit continuity in friendship, cooperation, trade and investment.
ROK and US Top Negotiators on North Korean Nuclear Issue Hold Telephone Conversation
Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Lee Do-hoon of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs held a telephone conversation with Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun of the United States Department of State for about 30 minutes on January 2.
UN Special Rapporteur on Situation of Human Rights in DPRK Ojea Quintana Visits ROK
UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the DPRK Ojea Quintana visits the ROK from January 7 till 11. Special Rapporteur Quintana will meet with government officials, including those from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Unification, as well as North Korean defectors and members of civil society.
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