Tuesday, August 2, 2016

S. Korea's Cabinet approves enforcement ordinance of public diplomacy act

Yonhap, "S. Korea's Cabinet approves enforcement ordinance of public diplomacy act," english.yonhapnews.co.kr

Image from article, with caption: President Park Geun-hye presides over a Cabinet meeting at the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae on Aug. 2, 2016. 

South Korea's Cabinet on Tuesday endorsed an enforcement ordinance of the public diplomacy act, marking yet another move to bolster the country's diplomatic profile on the global stage.

Ahead of the enforcement of the new act slated for Thursday, the Cabinet approved the ordinance concerning procedures and protocols for the formulation and implementation of public diplomacy policies and the establishment of a public diplomacy council.

The new ordinance is expected to offer fresh momentum for South Korea's efforts to court foreign countries to promote its commercial and cultural products and bolster multilateral security cooperation.

Public diplomacy refers to a variety of activities involving civilians and non-governmental organizations, which are designed to promote the positive image of a country to ultimately advance its national interests.

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