Paul McCartney performs surprise mini-concert in Times Square

Paul McCartney performs surprise mini-concert in Times Square

NEW YORK, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- British rock 'n' roll icon Paul McCartney performed a surprise four-song mini-concert in New York's Times Square to promote his latest album, "New."
North Korea nuke talks slow, South says

North Korea nuke talks slow, South says

SEOUL, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Six-party talks aimed at encouraging North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program needs solidarity, South Korean Foreign Minister Song Min-soon said.

N. Korea nuke lists disputed

SEOUL, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- North Korean officials' persistent denial of a uranium enrichment program is blocking its denuclearization, the South Korean foreign minister said Thursday.

North Korea hedging on nuclear disclosure

BEIJING, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- South Korean and Chinese negotiators met in Beijing Thursday to discuss apparent reluctance by North Korea to disclose its past nuclear activities.

SKorea to discuss Korean War issue

SEOUL, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- South Korean Foreign Minister Song Min-soon will discuss ways to formally end the 1950-53 Korean War during his U.S. trip, it was announced Saturday.

U.S. troops may remain in South Korea

SEOUL, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- South Korean officials said Friday the United States should maintain its troops on the peninsula after negotiations between the two Koreas yield a peace deal.

Source: ransom paid for S. Korean hostages

SEOUL, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Sources involved with negations to secure the release of South Korean hostages in Afghanistan say a $2 million ransom was paid.

Military rescue of hostages ruled out

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- South Korea and the United States Thursday reportedly rejected a military option to free 21 surviving South Korean hostages in Afghanistan.

North Korea urged to return to nuke talks

SEOUL, June 3 (UPI) -- Foreign ministers from China, South Korea, and Japan Sunday urged North Korea to return to stalled six-party talks on its nuclear weapons program.

S. Korea: Fund unfreezing moving slowly

SEOUL, May 23 (UPI) -- South Korea's foreign minister said Wednesday negotiations to free North Korean funds from a bank in Macao are moving slower than expected.

N. Korea gets more time to close reactor

SEOUL, April 17 (UPI) -- North Korea will get a few more days to close its nuclear facilities required under the six-party agreement, the deadline for which expired last Saturday.

N. Korea wants its money before shutdown

SEOUL, March 14 (UPI) -- North Korea will begin closing its nuclear facility when U.S. banking sanctions are lifted, the top U.N. nuclear negotiator said in Beijing Wednesday. International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Mohamed ElBaradei broke the news to reporters after

Rice warns N. Korea of further isolation

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice Friday warned North Korea against any resumption of nuclear testing.

Bush, Roh discuss peace treaty

SEOUL, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush and South Korea's Roh Moo Hyun reportedly have a peace plan to encourage North Korea to end its nuclear program.

Bush, Roh discuss North Korea

HANOI, Vietnam, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. President George W. Bush and South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun agreed in Vietnam Saturday that North Korea cannot be allowed to have nuclear weapons.
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Song Min
Dr. Robert Rozett (L) shows South Korean Foreign Minister Song Min-Soon the Hall of Names in the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem, December 2, 2007. (UPI Photo/Debbie Hill)

Song Min-soon (born July 28, 1948 in Jinyang, present-day Jinju, Gyeongsangnam-do) was the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade for South Korea. Before that, he was head of the South Korean delegation to the six-party talks on the North Korean nuclear program.

Before joining the 18th National Assembly in June 2008, Song Min-soon was a career diplomat in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MOFAT) where he served for more than thirty years. Currently a member of the opposition Democratic Party, he brings immense knowledge and hands-on expertise in Korea’s foreign relations and inter-Korean affairs to the National Assembly.

As a diplomat, Song had his first foreign posting in Germany, which was subsequently followed by assignments in India, the US, and Singapore. In March 2001, Song was appointed as ROK's Ambassador to the Republic of Poland. Throughout his service, he was a key figure in many diplomatic negotiations and inter-Korean talks that strengthened the country's relations with its allies and North Korea.

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