Korean War & UN

We pay tribute to those who died in Korea fighting for freedom and peace.

 

  A nation occupying Southern Africa
Location : Southern Africa
Area : 1,219,912㎢
Capital : Pretoria
Political System : Republic
Language : English, Afrikaans, and 9 others
Currency : Rand
National Flower : Protia


Republic of South Africa is the nation’s official name. It borders Mozambique, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and Lesotho, which is an independent nation surrounded by South Africa. The nation, with high eastern and low western land formations that are rich in many types of natural resources is located in the southernmost of Africa touching the Indian ocean to the east and the Atlantic ocean to the west. It is known as a wealthy nation on the continent.

Its climate is subtropical and the east is warmer and more humid than the west. There are two major seasons in a year; Summer from November to March, Winter from June to September. Spring and Fall pass rather quickly between the two major seasons.

It is a multi-religious country with diverse types of people and color. Traditionally, blacks and whites had been segregated. Many tribes in the country continue to maintain their unique tribal and cultural heritage. Some believe in male dominance, some allow polygamy and some raise sheep in the belief that they symbolize wealth, or for religious sacrifice.

 

South Africa participated in the Korean War and supported the draft of the western countries, on behalf of Korea at the UN general meetings, based on their pro-western policy and anticommunism. Because of world public opinion on racism, diplomatic relations were not concluded until December 1992 with Korea. They opened diplomatic relations with North Korea in August 1998. President Nelson Mandela visited Korea for a summit meeting to discuss ways to promote bi-national relations and trade with Korean President YS Kim in July of 1995. Vice President Mbeki, who became President in 1999, visited Korea in April 1998. Korean Prime Minister JP Kim made his way to South Africa in 1999 and Han Myung-sook, the Minister of Gender Equality, visited in 2001. Nelson Mandela visited Korea again in March 2001.

In 1995, the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement, the Aviation Agreement, and the Investment Guarantee Agreements were concluded bi-nationally. South Africa exported minerals, jewels, sugar cane, etc. valued at US$ 494.9 million and imported automobiles, textiles, electric and communications appliances, tires, machinery and others valued at US$ 494.9 million in 2000. There were 480 Korean immigrants and 920 expatriates living in South Africa in June 2001.

 


New Address/Same Location : 93, UN Pyeonghwa-ro, Nam-gu, Busan, 48529, Republic of Korea (New address system has been used in Korea since 2014.)

Old Address : 779, Daeyon 4-dong, Nam-gu, Busan, 608-812, Republic of Korea Phone 82-51-625-0625 Fax 82-51-624-2165