Canada - Korea Relations
Korea-Canada relations date back to , when Canadian missionary James Scarth Gale of Toronto was first sent to Korea. Famous in Korea for his creation of . Canada–South Korea relations are foreign relations between Canada and the Republic of Korea. Canadian soldiers participated in the defense of South Korea . Korea-Canada relations date back to , when Canadian missionary James Scarth Gale of Toronto was first sent to Korea. Famous in Korea.
But it's the North Korean situation that is first on Mr. Moon's to-do list and the main purpose of planned trips to Washington, Beijing and Tokyo. The North Koreans have played the international community for plus years, promising concessions, all the while building their nuclear arsenal and ballistic-missile capacity.Top 10 Countries that Hate North Korea
The United States has declared an end to its " strategic patience. To further complicate things for the South Koreans, Mr. Diplomacy is needed now more than ever. Canada has a real interest in containing the North Korean nuclear threat.
South Korea is a natural fit for closer trade ties with Canada
North Korean missiles aimed at the United States, given their faulty trajectory, could easily land in Canada. It's a strong argument for Canada to sign onto ballistic missile defence in the forthcoming Defence Program Review. Canada has frozen relations with North Korea and increased sanctions for their nuclear arms perfidy.
But would a Canadian presence in Pyongyang give the international community another set of eyes, ears and voice?
Canada has place and standing in Korea. A Canadian missionary created the first Korean-English dictionary. A Canadian doctor to one of Korea's last monarchs, founded what is now Yonsei University.
The Gapyeong Canada Memorial commemorates the more than Canadians who gave their lives. Story continues below advertisement Story continues below advertisement The people-to-people ties continue to grow. At well over , the Korean-Canadian diaspora is the fourth largest outside of South Korea, with most living in Toronto and Vancouver.
There are 25, Canadians in South Korea, many teaching English as a second language. Famous in Korea for his creation of the first Korean-English dictionary, Gale also prepared the first Korean translation of the Christian Bible, and wrote the first substantial English-language history of Korea.
Noted scholar and philanthropist Dr. Oliver Avison was a personal physician to King Gojong and founded the Severance Hospital in Seoul, and the medical college that became Yonsei University.
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Francis Schofield of Guelph, Ontario, became a national hero in Korea for his participation in the Independence Movement against Japanese colonial rule. Canada and Korea established formal diplomatic relations in and, 10 years later, Canada opened its Embassy in South Korea. InCanada and Korea celebrated the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.
As also marked the 60th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice, Canada and Korea participated in both bilateral and multilateral commemoration ceremonies and activities, underlining the bonds of friendship formed during the Korean War, a defining period in the development of our relations. InCanada designated July 27 — the anniversary date of the end of active hostilities — as an annual Day of Remembrance in Honour of Veterans of the Korean War.
Korea is a priority market for Canada, being a key gateway to the wider Asia-Pacific region and offering strategic access to regional and global value chains. Sectors with high potential for Canadian companies include agriculture, education, information and communications technology ICTand sustainable technologies, as well as forest products. People-to-People Linkages Canada and Korea share strong people-to-people linkages stemming from historical connections, which are enhanced by increasing immigration and tourism flows, as well as student exchanges.