Mar 11, 2021
KMH Peace Foundation, Seoul with partners pledges PPE Equipment to the people of Afghanistan through Massoud Foundation
In KMH PF NEWS
Date 3/4/2021 9:36:09 AM The Virtual Signing Ceremony Republic of Korea ('Korea') and Afghanistan have historically shared little except for the unfortunate phenomenon of being located in strategic regions near larger and more powerful states. Since the Republic of Korea established diplomatic relations with Afghanistan in December 1973, Korea has actively participated in the security and reconstruction of Afghanistan with the successful program that has focused heavily on development assistance and training programs. Based on Korea's reputation for good governance and efforts, we [KMHPF, K-BIZ, and WTIA] expect to continue our sustainable exchanges by building cooperative relationships across multiple fields such as Technical Training, Tele-education, Medical Service & Solution, Hospital, Agriculture, and Farming industry. We are as donors pleased to support and agreed to provide as much support as possible for Korean PPE products on a humanitarian level, and that no value is received in connection with the said donation. This is very valuable to the continuing efforts that we are making to initiate a relationship between the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and Korea said Dr. Moonho Kim, Chairman of the KMH Peace Foundation Recently, we have actively participated in supporting various programs to create the necessary conditions for the world to overcome the Covid-19 pandemic situation and expanding profile on the world stage, often referred to as 'Global Korea', moving from being an aid recipient to a donor nation in one generation. We will make its effort all the more salient and donate to the Massoud Foundation by the involvement of our financial resources, and in-kind contributions. It is clearly a priority for us, and our alliance will be well served. About KMH Peace Foundation KMH PF is a non-profit organization founded in September 2018 to promote peace through inter-Korean cooperation with global support. KMH PF honors the Korean people's earnest wish through generations for peace and reunification and launches various projects and activities for inter-Korean Peace with the next generation. Inter-Korean Peace commences from 'solidarity through cooperation', which allows people to empathize with each other's pains and embrace their lives. KMH PF intends to create the Peace Zone that will lead to 'solidarity through cooperation in our daily lives.
Feb 08, 2021
In NEWS IN BRIEF
U.S. President Joe Biden and his South Korean counterpart, Moon Jae-in, agreed to upgrade their partnership and cooperate on strategy for North Korea, seeking to shore up an alliance shaken by Trump administration policies. Biden and Moon agreed on the need to make a comprehensive policy toward Pyongyang and closely cooperate for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, South Korean presidential spokesman Kang Min-seok said in a briefing Thursday after the call. Moon also acknowledged the importance of U.S.-South Korea-Japan security cooperation, and discussed international issues relating to China and Myanmar, Kang added. Ties between the allies were tested under U.S. President Donald Trump, who repeatedly accused South Korea of short-changing the U.S and demanded a fivefold increase in payments to support the 28,500 American troops based there. In October, the Trump administration further strained the seven-decade-long alliance when, for the first time, it withheld the U.S. commitment to maintaining troop levels in South Korea. “I welcomed ‘America’s return’ in the midst of mounting global challenges such as Covid-19, climate change and economic polarization,” Moon said on his Facebook page. “Biden and I pledged to further upgrade the ROK-U.S. alliance, an alliance that is anchored in shared values,” Moon added, referring to South Korea by its formal name, the Republic of Korea. Biden said in an interview with Yonhap News Agency just ahead of the U.S. election, he won’t be “extorting Seoul with reckless threats to remove our troops.” The two sides have been deadlocked for more than a year in the funding talks, after Trump sought about $5 billion a year from South Korea, well above the $900 million in a stopgap one-year agreement that expired at the start of 2020. The call comes weeks after Moon said he anticipates an early summit with Biden to revive nuclear talks with North Korea. The Trump administration made little progress in winding down Pyongyang’s atomic ambitions despite three face-to-face meetings between the U.S. president and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Kim marked Biden’s election win by calling the U.S. a “war monster” just before Biden moved into the White House in January. That month, Kim also said at a major ruling party meeting that he would put North Korea on a path to develop more advanced nuclear technologies and missiles, sending a chilling warning to Biden that the Asian leader is ready to ratchet up security tensions. The Biden administration has indicated it may be ready to ease sanctions in exchange for steps by Kim to freeze, cap and wind down his atomic arsenal. That could help Kim fix an economy that has only gotten smaller since he took power about a decade ago. (Bloomberg, 2020.02.04)