THE MINISTERS OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF TURKMENISTAN AND THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA DISCUSSED COOPERATION ISSUESFriday, 19 November 2021 13:31
Today, on November 18, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov had a telephone conversation with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea Chung Eui-yong.
During the talks, the ministers discussed priority issues of bilateral cooperation in political, trade and economic, cultural and humanitarian spheres.
The sides noted the traditionally friendly relations between Turkmenistan and the Republic of Korea, built on principles of trust, mutual respect and mutual benefit. It was emphasized that regular contacts on topical issues of bilateral agenda contribute to this.
In particular, the sides noted the fruitful cooperation between Turkmenistan and the Republic of Korea in the work of the Joint Business Council, as well as within the multilateral format “Central Asia – Korea”. In this context, the foreign ministers of the two countries discussed the agenda of the 14th Central Asia – Korea Cooperation Forum to be held on November 30 this year.
Deputy Foreign Minister, A. Khvtisiashvili met with the Chargé d’affaires ad interim of the Republic of Korea to GeorgiaMonday, 07 June 2021 12:54
The Deputy Foreign Minister, Alexander Khvtisiashvili met with the Chargé d’affaires ad interim of the Republic of Korea to Georgia, Chung Dae-soo.
Alexander Khvtisiashvili thanked Chung Dae-soo for the support of Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and for the Korean Government’s humanitarian assistance to Georgia in dealing with COVID-19 consequences. The sides agreed to further exchange their pandemic experience.
Discussing a broad spectrum of bilateral and multilateral relations, the sides highlighted the Air Traffic Agreement between the Government of Georgia and the Government of the Republic of Korea signed in February 2021, which lays the groundwork for intensive air communication, people-to-people contacts and tourism.
The sides paid special attention to trade-economic cooperation between the two countries. The need to fully use the trade-economic potential of the two countries and to carry out the feasibility study of the free trade agreement was also highlighted during the meeting.
D. Zalkaliani expresses his gratitude towards the Republic of Korea for the support provided within the framework of the fight against the pandemicWednesday, 29 April 2020 17:12
The Georgian Foreign Minister, David Zalkaliani, expresses his gratitude towards the Republic of Korea for the timely support provided in terms of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to his statement, the Republic of Korea became an exemplary case in the fight against the pandemic from the very early stages of the outbreak of the virus.
With joint efforts of Georgian Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labour, Health and Social Affairs, The Georgian Foreign Ministry and the Georgian Embassy to the Republic of Korea active cooperation takes place with our Korean Counterparts. Thus, with the support of the Korean Government, towards the end of April a Korean company, SD Biosensor, Inc. will begin to export rapid-detection tests for the COVID-19 virus to Georgia.
President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in, who arrived in our country on a state visit, visited the largest industrial enterprise in the Caspian region - Kiyanly polymer plant.
The mutual interest and readiness of the friendly states to strengthen and develop constructive and fruitful cooperation in the political, trade-economic and humanitarian fields were confirmed during the Turkmen-Korean top-level talks in Ashgabat. The solid package of documents, aimed at enhancing effective cooperation in a wide spectrum of areas, was signed on the outcomes of the meeting.
In the morning, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov arrived at the international airport of Turkmenbashi. Some time later, the airliner of the President of the Republic of Korea landed in the airport of the seaside city, decorated with the state flags of the two countries on the occasion of the significant event. The distinguished guest was cordially welcomed at the Turkmenbashi airport.
From the airport, the motor cortege of the leaders of the two states headed to the Kiyanly Village, where the polymer plant was put into operation last year.
The project, amounted to more than 3.400 billion US dollars, was implemented by the Turkmengaz State Concern together with foreign partners - LG International Corp and Hyundai Engineering (Republic of Korea), and TOYO Engineering Corporation (Japan).
The production capacity of the ultra-modern complex allows processing five billion cubic meters of natural gas per year and thereby producing 386,000 tons of high-density polyethylene, 81,000 tons of polypropylene. After extracting ethane and propane from natural gas, the remaining 4.5 billion cubic meters of commercial gas are supplied to the pipeline system to be used as fuel.
The equipment manufactured in Japan, the Republic of Korea, the USA, the UK, Belgium, Germany, Denmark and other European countries is installed at the plant. It consists of four main technological, fully automated installations: gas separation unit, ethane processing unit, polyethylene production unit and polypropylene production unit.
The state news agency of Turkmenistan
President of Turkmenistan and President of the Republic of Korea familiarize with polyethylene and polypropylene productsFriday, 19 April 2019 12:35
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in visited the largest in the region gas chemical complex in Kiyanly, built with the participation of large Korean companies - LG and Hyundai.
Getting acquainted with the technological capacities of the enterprise, the leaders of the two countries evaluated the range and quality of products manufactured at the polymer plant.
As is known, the demand for polypropylene and polyethylene grows all around the world due to their unique properties - lightness, durability, environmental friendliness, resistance to high temperatures. Thanks to the development of innovative technologies, their applications widely expands.
That is vividly proved by the exhibition of samples of the products manufactured at the gas chemical complex in Kiyanly, which showcased the technological possibilities of production and the prospects for its development.
The President of Turkmenistan and the President of the Republic of Korea examined the product samples. Among them are pipe products of a wide profile, packaging materials and containers, films of various thickness, synthetic yarn for manufactured carpets and floor coverings, household accessories, furniture, children's toys, etc.
The polypropylene yarn carpets made in the national ornamental style attracted the special attention of President Moon Jae-in. The Head of the Republic of Korea expressed admiration with the quality and design of manufactured carpets.
The state news agency of Turkmenistan
The official welcoming ceremony of President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in, who arrived in Turkmenistan on the state visit, took place in Ashgabat.
In the morning, the cortege of the distinguished guest, accompanied by the motorcycle escort of honour, headed to the Square of Independence. President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov cordially welcomed the President of Korea and the leaders of the two states headed to the podium.
The commander of the Guard of Honour reported to the President of Turkmenistan and the State anthems of the two countries were performed. President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President of Korea Moon Jae-in walked past the Guard of Honour.
The members of the official delegation of Turkmenistan as well as the leaders of the diplomatic corps accredited in our country were introduced to the President of Korea. In turn, President Moon Jae-in introduced the members of the government delegation of his country to the President of Turkmenistan.
The motor cortege of the leaders of Turkmenistan and Korea headed to the Oguzhan Presidential Palace Complex.
The state news agency of Turkmenistan
A Culture of Peace was envisioned at a Peace Festival at the 3rd Annual Commemoration of the WARP Summit
South Korea, 18 September - A global peace festival celebrating the 3rd Annual Commemoration of the Alliance of Religions' Peace (WARP) Summit was held. Along with 1,100 international guests participating at the main venue, Hwaseong Sports Complex in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, 200,000 people in 30 countries including USA, South Africa, United Kingdom, China, and the Philippines participated in the summit by watching through live broadcasting in respective regions.
Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), a global NGO under the UN ECOSOC, showed colorful parade and performances to raise awareness of peacebuilding at the second day of the summit. Despite the increased tension caused by a series of North Korea’s nuclear tests, the summit has sought ways to implement peacebuilding based on the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) advocating conflict resolution and development of peace as a culture. The card section performance prepared by volunteers of the summit appealed to participants with images regarding a peaceful world achieved by global cooperation.
Mr. Man Hee Lee, Chairman of HWPL, urged the active participation for the implementation of the DPCW by saying, “This precious and indispensable gift was bestowed upon the human race as a legacy from heaven. Who must protect our world? It is us, the family of the global village. Neither wealth nor power can be passed down as a heritage if we fail to stop wars. Mankind and our Earth will share a fatal destiny.”
Ms. Nam Hee Kim, Chairwoman of International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG), said “We already know the solution, the answer, to achieve peace, but if we do not act upon it, what will happen to the fate of this world? The choices we make can change the world. We must unite and show the world the strong influence that peace can make.”
In his congratulatory message, H.E. Dr. Moncef Marzouki, Former President of Tunisia, delivered, “Today we are closer to each other than to people sharing with us the same nationality but not the same values, the first being the protection and promotion of peace in the world. In these conditions of fragile peace and terrible wars, the permanent effort for peace must be continuous and mobilize all goodwill in the world.”
H.E. Adrien Houngbedji, President of the National Assembly of Benin, mentioned the value and future development of the DPCW, explaining that “It (the DPCW) is a praiseworthy effort which needs to be saluted. However, the different principles of this declaration must still be operationalized through a course of action, so that our countries as well as the international community can look for the possibility of implementing these measures in their national laws and treaties, agreements and international conventions.”
Plaques recognizing dedication to peacebuilding were given to the HWPL’s International Law Peace Committee for the members’ contribution to drafting the DPCW. At the end of the event, the participants held each other's hands and marched together, symbolizing a commitment of individuals transcending borders, races, and religions to work for peace.
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) conducted a ballistic missile launch in Sunan, Pyeongyang, on August 29. The Government of the Republic of Korea (ROK) condemns in the strongest terms this provocation by the DPRK which was conducted yet again despite the firm message of the international community conveyed through the adoption of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2371 in response to the repeated provocations of the DPRK.
The DPRK regime should clearly understand that denuclearization is the only genuine path towards guaranteeing its security and economic development. Instead of reckless provocations, the DPRK should promptly come out to the path of dialogue for denuclearization.
If the DPRK continues its nuclear and missile provocations, the ROK government will respond strongly based upon a stalwart ROK-US alliance. The ROK Government maintains a robust readiness posture capable of responding to any threats by the DPRK and will remain steadfast in safeguarding the lives of its people and the security of the nation.
People from all levels of society were gathered together at the 2nd Annual Commemoration of the September 18th World Alliance of Religions' Peace (WARP) Summit in Seoul, Republic of Korea for the advocacy and development of peace into an enforceable, international legal foundation based on the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) proclaimed on March 14th of this year.
1,000 renowned leaders in every corner of the globe, as participants from 130 countries, take part in the summit, organized by Heavenly Culture, World Peace; Restoration of Light (HWPL), an international NGO registered in the UN DPI that conducts peace-related projects and campaigns globally. The summit begins with the Advocacy Forum for the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War on September 17th.
1) Advocacy Forum for the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War - Plan of action for advocacy to intergovernmental organizations, governments, and the public 200 people, including members of the HWPL International Law Peace Committee, ministers, representatives of organizations and civil society, attended this forum. In his opening speech, Chairman Man Hee Lee of HWPL underlined global cooperation by stating, “For the 2nd Annual Commemoration of the WARP Summit, we’ve come together. All family members of peace who have a strong will for peace must gather our hearts and communicate with each other for peace to be settled one day sooner, for it is what all humanity has been longing for. Religious leaders have put forth their efforts for the improvement of the unity of religions at the WARP Office meetings and advocate for the DPCW as well. Just as a leader must lead his or her followers, they are striving to make a better world at the forefront.”
Chairwoman Nam Hee Kim of the International Women’s Peace Group also appealed to the participants by saying, “War only gives birth to another war, leaving fear and sacrifices to our future generations. We must achieve our purpose, the advocacy for this Declaration, to not repeat the atrocities of war for the next generation. When the public’s awareness of this issue increases, the powerful strength of peace in the world will arise, transcending national interests. All heads of state, justices, and UN representatives must work at the forefront to advocate for the implementation of international law compatible with the DPCW.” Part I commenced with "the Potentiality of the DPCW and the Possibility of its Implementation", presented by Dr. Kamal Hossain, a member of the HWPL International Law Peace Committee and Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. Panel discussions ensued with concentration on the roles of different levels of society and plans of action for the advocacy of the DPCW to be developed into an international legal foundation for peace-building.
Part II opened with the speech regarding "Strategies for Advocacy to Governments at City Level" given by Mr. Mihail Guzun, Councilor of Codru City Council, Republic of Moldova. Ms. Paula Boland, Executive Director of United Nations Association said, “NGOs are well equipped to educate and advocate for the principles of the DPCW and its adoption by member states through creating alternative venues for states themselves to engage in collective action and for individuals to join with other like-minded individuals in pursuit of their goals.”
9 panels of the forum, consisting of leaders from civil society, further discussed plans for legislation and policy making for peace-building based on the DPCW while reflecting on the environment of each nation.
2) The 4th HWPL International Law Peace Committee Meeting - High Level Meeting for the Development and Adoption of the DPCW (Group I, II, III) Beginning with an introduction of the DPCW by Dr. MD Nazrul Islam, a member of the HWPL International Law Peace Committee and professor of international law, the meeting sought the capability of advocacy from civil society organizations through the "Role of States in the Adoption of the CSO Declaration by the UN" presented by Mr. Carlos Villan Duran, President of the Spanish Society for International Human Rights Law (SSIHRL).
Panels, as well as the audience, paid special attention to the speeches, and meetings with foreign ministers and education specialists in Groups II and III also discussed development plans for the establishment of peace in society with the help of governmental, intergovernmental and civil society organizations.
3) International Religious Leaders Conference 200 religious leaders from different religions, such as Buddhism, Islam, Sikhism and Christianity, were gathered in one place. Also, the Most Rev. Martin de Jesús de Barahona, Archbishop Emeritus of the El Salvador Anglican Church, said, “We don't just merely continue the dialogue but amplify the Office of Alliance of Religions for peace to other communities in order to continue promoting, carrying out experiences of dialogue and inviting other sectors of the national community for the day of promise of fulfilling the peace agreement & quot;
After the press conference, reporters, editors, correspondents and presidents of media agencies from 20 different countries participated in the "Media Forum for Advocacy of the DPCW". With this, Day 1 of the summit was completed and the "Peace Festival for the 2nd Annual Commemoration of the WARP Summit" will be held on Day 2.
1. The DPRK conducted its fifth nuclear test on September 9, 2016, in Punggye-ri, North Hamgyong Province.
2. Despite the clear warnings sent again by the international community at the G20 Summit and East Asia Summit, the DPRK conducted another nuclear test since 2016 in flagrant violation of relevant UN Security Council resolutions. The ROK government strongly condemns such a grave provocation, which must not be condoned.
3. The DPRK regime is continuing its dangerous provocations, focusing solely on the advancement of its nuclear and missile capabilities while completely ignoring the poor human rights situation of its people and their livelihood. However, the DPRK regime must clearly realize that it has nothing to gain from such behavior. The more reckless provocations the DPRK conducts, the stronger international sanctions and more severe diplomatic isolation it will face, leading to the collapse of its economy and eventually self-destruction.
4. The ROK government again strongly calls on the DPRK to immediately abandon its nuclear weapons and missile programs in a complete, verifiable and irreversible manner. The ROK government will continue to cooperate with the international community and make all the necessary efforts to seek much tougher sanctions at the UN Security Council and bilateral levels.
5. Furthermore, the ROK government will maintain a high readiness posture against any further provocation by the DPRK which threatens the safety of the ROK and the lives of its people and will demonstrate an unwavering response.