Yonhap News, King Sejong Institute tie up to promote Korean language, culture

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SEOUL, July 6 (Yonhap) — Yonhap News Agency has joined hands with a state-run Korean language institute to better promote the nation’s language and culture abroad.

Park No-hwang, president and CEO of Yonhap, and Song Hyang-keun, president of the King Sejong Institute Foundation (KSIF), signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) Thursday at the key Korean newswire’s headquarters in Seoul.

Foreign students learning Korean from the King Sejong schools around the world pose for a photo during their visit to Seoul in September 2016. (Yonhap)

Under the agreement, Yonhap will provide the institute with multi-language news content in Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese, French, Arabic and Spanish. The content will be available on the institute’s website, www.sejonghakdang.org in real time. The two also plan to roll out a variety of projects to support Korean language education and spread Korean culture more broadly.

“I expect the agreement with Yonhap News to offer Korean language students around the world diverse news on the country,” Song said, adding that his institute would work to strengthen the partnership further down the road.

The institute runs 177 language schools in 58 nations, with some 50,000 students.

Park No-hwang, president and CEO of Yonhap News Agency, and Song Hyang-keun, president of the King Sejong Institute Foundation, pose for a photo after signing a memorandum of understanding on July 6, 2017, at the news agency’s Seoul headquarters. (Yonhap)

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