Foreign minister http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/39206/all en Park-secretaries http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/park-secretaries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 12 (Yonhap) -- President Park Geun-hye finalized the selection of all 40 presidential secretaries after placing the highest importance on the expertise of the candidates, her spokesman Yoon Chang-jung said Tuesday.</p> <p>Many of them have already been working since Park took office on Feb. 25.</p> <p>In the foreign policy and security sectors, career diplomat Kim Hyoung-zhin was chosen as secretary for foreign affairs, senior defense ministry official Youn Je-uk as defense secretary and university professor Hong Yong-pyo as secretary for unification affairs, the office said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/park-secretaries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Diplomacy Foreign minister Politics Yonhap Yonhap News Agency Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:18:20 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5781505 at http://www.globalpost.com Park-vice ministers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130313/park-vice-ministers-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 13 (Yonhap) -- President Park Geun-hye promoted Deputy Foreign Minister Kim Kyou-hyun to first vice foreign minister and another career diplomat Cho Tae-yul to second vice foreign minister Wednesday as she selected 20 new vice ministerial officials, her spokeswoman said.</p> <p>Seoul National University professor Na Seung-il was named vice education minister, senior unification ministry official Kim Nam-sik was promoted to vice minister and a regional prosecutor's office chief, Kim Hak-ui, was named vice justice minister, presidential spokeswoman Kim Haing announced.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130313/park-vice-ministers-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Diplomacy Foreign minister Government Politics Yonhap News Agency Wed, 13 Mar 2013 07:00:23 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5782001 at http://www.globalpost.com Jordan gets trim cabinet to cut spending http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130330/jordan-gets-trim-cabinet-cut-spending <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>King Abdullah II on Saturday swore in a trim cabinet line-up of 19 members led by reformist Prime Minister Abdullah Nsur who merged several portfolios to cut spending, the new information minister said.</p> <p>The new government, the smallest in Jordan in more than four decades, comprises 13 newcomers including a woman, with the key interior ministry changing hands while veteran diplomat Nasser Judeh staying at the helm of the foreign ministry.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130330/jordan-gets-trim-cabinet-cut-spending" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Diplomacy Foreign minister Government Politics Technology AFP Sat, 30 Mar 2013 16:16:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5797615 at http://www.globalpost.com Make missions abroad effective to boost export: DCCI http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/make-missions-abroad-effective-boost-export-dcci <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) on Sunday urged Foreign Minister Dr Dipu Moni to take initiatives for making Bangladesh missions abroad more effective and vibrant for expanding the country’s export market and boosting export volume.</p><P>DCCI President M Sabur Khan made the request during a meeting between the DCCI board members and the Foreign Minister at her office.</p><P>The DCCI President emphasised enhancing the skills of commercial councils now engaged in foreign missions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/make-missions-abroad-effective-boost-export-dcci" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Diplomacy Foreign minister The DCCI Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 12:18:25 +0000 Asianet 5806933 at http://www.globalpost.com CIS Foreign Ministers Council discusses documents aimed to boost cooperation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/cis-foreign-ministers-council-discusses-documents-aimed-boost-cooperati <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> The CIS Foreign Ministers Council held on April 5 in Tashkent discussed a broad range of integration cooperation, considered draft documents aimed to boost humanitarian and security cooperation.</p><P>The Foreign Ministers discussed implementation of the plan of multi-level ministerial consultations and approved the plan of consultations between the Foreign Ministries for 2013.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/cis-foreign-ministers-council-discusses-documents-aimed-boost-cooperati" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commonwealth of Independent States Foreign minister Technology Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 13:06:01 +0000 Asianet 5807036 at http://www.globalpost.com Kenya redefines foreign policy, recalls 52 envoys http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130415/kenya-redefines-foreign-policy-recalls-52-envoys <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> The Kenyan government on Sunday recalled 52 ambassadors and high commissioners in all the East African nation's foreign embassies as the new government seeks to redefine its foreign policy.</p><P>Head of Public Service Francis Kimemia gave the envoys seven days to report back to Nairobi following reforms and redefinition of the East African nation's foreign policy mandate by the new government.</p><P>"The charge D'Affaires, deputy ambassadors and deputy high commissioners will look after the affairs of the foreign stations until further notice," Kimemia said and promise to divulge further </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130415/kenya-redefines-foreign-policy-recalls-52-envoys" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Diplomacy Foreign minister International relations Technology Asianet Mon, 15 Apr 2013 19:46:13 +0000 Asianet 5816488 at http://www.globalpost.com Ihara to become new head of Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130621/ihara-become-new-head-asian-and-oceanian-affairs-burea <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> The government has decided to promote Junichi Ihara, chief of the Foreign Ministry's North American Affairs Bureau, to director general of the Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, government sources said Friday.</p> <p> Ihara, 57, will replace Shinsuke Sugiyama, 60, who has already been tapped to become deputy foreign minister in place of Akitaka Saiki, 60. Saiki will become vice foreign minister, the top bureaucrat at the ministry.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130621/ihara-become-new-head-asian-and-oceanian-affairs-burea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Diplomacy Foreign minister Politics Shinzō Abe Kyodo News International Fri, 21 Jun 2013 19:01:50 +0000 Kyodo News International 5863653 at http://www.globalpost.com Foreign Ministry personnel reshuffle endorsed by Cabinet http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130627/foreign-ministry-personnel-reshuffle-endorsed-cabinet <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> The Cabinet on Friday endorsed a reshuffle of senior officials at the Foreign Ministry, including the appointment of Deputy Foreign Minister Akitaka Saiki as vice foreign minister, the ministry's top bureaucratic post.</p> <p> Saiki, 60, replaces Chikao Kawai, 60, who retires with immediate effect after assuming the top bureaucratic post in September, when the now opposition Democratic Party of Japan was in power.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130627/foreign-ministry-personnel-reshuffle-endorsed-cabinet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Diplomacy Foreign minister Politics Shinzō Abe Kyodo News International Fri, 28 Jun 2013 01:40:36 +0000 Kyodo News International 5869934 at http://www.globalpost.com Dewar blasts Baird over diplomat strike, treaty relations with UN http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130627/dewar-blasts-baird-over-diplomat-strike-treaty-relations-un <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OTTAWA - The NDP accused Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird on Thursday of botching relations with his own diplomats and isolating Canada on the international stage.</p> <p>Foreign affairs critic Paul Dewar levelled the widespread criticism at Baird during a news conference in Ottawa.</p> <p>Dewar said an unprecedented strike by foreign service officers reflects badly on Baird.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130627/dewar-blasts-baird-over-diplomat-strike-treaty-relations-un" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Foreign minister John Baird Paul Dewar The Canadian Press Thu, 27 Jun 2013 20:05:57 +0000 The Canadian Press 5869665 at http://www.globalpost.com Turkey summons US diplomat over spying claims http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130703/turkey-summons-us-diplomat-over-spying-claims <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Turkey on Wednesday summoned the US embassy's number two diplomat over allegations that Washington spied on a number of embassies and missions including Turkey's, the foreign ministry said.</p> <p>Turkey demanded an "explanation" from US charge d'affaires Jess Baily, who was invited to the foreign ministry in the American ambassador's absence, the ministry said in a statement.</p> <p>The move comes after Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu met with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Brunei on the sidelines of an international gathering, it said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130703/turkey-summons-us-diplomat-over-spying-claims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Diplomacy Foreign minister International relations AFP Wed, 03 Jul 2013 13:31:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5874501 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan, Australia foreign ministers to meet next Tues. in Japan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/131011/japan-australia-foreign-ministers-meet-next-tues-japan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and new Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop will hold talks on Tuesday as part of her three-day visit to Japan, the Japanese foreign minister said Friday.</p> <p> The ministers' discussion is expected to cover national security, with a focus on China's increasingly assertive marine activities.</p> <p> "I want to take this opportunity to strengthen our countries' already close ties in the areas of security, economy and interpersonal exchange," Kishida said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/131011/japan-australia-foreign-ministers-meet-next-tues-japan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Foreign minister Fumio Kishida Kishida Religion Kyodo News International Fri, 11 Oct 2013 08:46:58 +0000 Kyodo News International 5958149 at http://www.globalpost.com Greek foreign ministry says emails hacked http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131014/greek-foreign-ministry-says-emails-hacked <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Greece's foreign ministry on Monday said its internal email system had been penetrated by hackers and that an investigation was under way to determine the extent of the damage.</p> <p>"A web posting on Monday announced a successful break-in by the 'Anonymous' group of activists into the ministry's email directory," the ministry said in a statement.</p> <p>"An investigation is under way to determine the conditions and extent of the break-in, which mainly concerned material normally exchanged by email, including many press releases," it said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131014/greek-foreign-ministry-says-emails-hacked" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Foreign minister Technology AFP Mon, 14 Oct 2013 19:47:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5960717 at http://www.globalpost.com Ex-foreign ministers to attend Northeast Asia cooperation meeting in Seoul http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/131022/ex-foreign-ministers-attend-northeast-asia-cooperation-meeti <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, Oct. 23 (Yonhap) -- Former foreign ministers from the United States, Japan, Russia and China will attend a Northeast Asia cooperation conference in Seoul to discuss outstanding challenges facing the region, organizers said Wednesday.</p> <p>The event, arranged by the Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security (IFANS), will take place on Nov. 14 with participants to deliberate on such key issues as the strife over historic perspectives and past affairs that shaped the region, particularly in the early part of the 20th century.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/131022/ex-foreign-ministers-attend-northeast-asia-cooperation-meeti" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Diplomacy Foreign minister Yonhap Yonhap News Agency Wed, 23 Oct 2013 03:48:30 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5968108 at http://www.globalpost.com Senior foreign affairs officials from S. Korea, China, Japan to meet this week http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/131104/senior-foreign-affairs-officials-s-korea-china-japan-meet-we <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, Nov. 5 (Yonhap) -- Senior diplomats from South Korea, China and Japan will hold a trilateral meeting later this week in Seoul to discuss closer three-nation cooperation, Seoul's foreign ministry said Tuesday.</p> <p>Slated for Thursday, the meeting will bring together Seoul's Deputy Minister for Political Affairs Lee Kyung-soo, China's Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Liu Zhenmin and Asia Bureau Director General Shinsuke Sugiyama from Japan's foreign ministry, according to the statement by the Seoul ministry.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/131104/senior-foreign-affairs-officials-s-korea-china-japan-meet-we" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Foreign minister Politics Yonhap YTN Group Yonhap News Agency Tue, 05 Nov 2013 02:44:11 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5980023 at http://www.globalpost.com Seoul's deputy foreign minister to travel to Iran for release of S. Korean national: source http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/131116/seouls-deputy-foreign-minister-travel-iran-release-s-korean- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, Nov. 17 (Yonhap) -- A high-ranking diplomat from Seoul will soon travel to Iran to gain the release of a South Korean national in prison on espionage charges, a government source here said Sunday.</p> <p>"Deputy Foreign Minister Lee Kyung-soo will visit Iran at the end of this month," the source said on the condition of anonymity. "He's expected to put in efforts to free the South Korean there, which is one of the outstanding bilateral issues between the countries."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/131116/seouls-deputy-foreign-minister-travel-iran-release-s-korean-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Foreign minister Yonhap YTN Group Yonhap News Agency Sun, 17 Nov 2013 03:04:54 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5991325 at http://www.globalpost.com