President Hwang Jin Ha met with the CEO of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), John J. Hamre, and senior vice president Michael J. Green as well as the former Deputy Secretary of State, Richard Armitage, during his visit to Washington D.C., USA. President Hwang exchanged talks on some of the key issues […]
On October 16, the Korea America Friendship Society (KAFS) presented the Korea America Friendship Award to retired General Vincent K. Brooks, who served as the Commander of the ROK-US Combined Forces Command from May 2016 to November 2018. General Brooks is recognized for having enhanced the tactical capabilities of the ROK-US Combined Forces Command and […]
The Korea America Friendship Society (KAFS) held a ceremony for the newly appointed members of the society’s editorial board. President Hwang Jin Ha presented the letter of appointment to each new member and urged their active involvement in promoting KAFS.
The President of the Korea America Friendship Society (KAFS), Hwang Jin Ha, participated in the ‘Thank You Banquet’ that was held at the Grand Ambassador Hotel by the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs (MPVA). President Hwang thanked all the veterans who took part in this year’s event for their past service.
The Korea America Friendship Society (KAFS) held a special editorial meeting at Sejong hotel, Seoul to discuss the possible appointment of new editorial board members on September 18, 2019.
On September 3rd, the Korea America Friendship Society (KAFS) held a meeting to discuss ways to improve the organization at the KAFS Secretariat. During the meeting, President Hwang Jing Ha along with other notable members of KAFS had agreed that it is important for the organization to actively facilitate ‘editorial meetings’ and ‘special dialogues’ in […]
The President of Korea America Friendship Society (KAFS), Hwang Jin Ha, obtained a doctorate degree in political science from Kyungnam University on August 20th. President Hwang wrote his dissertation on North Korea’s nuclear armament and its implications on the stability of ROK-US alliance. KAFS congratulates President Hwang on his most recent academic achievement.
On June 22, the Korea America Friendship Society’s New York Chapter (President Yoon Young-sun) celebrated the 69th anniversary of the Korean War by hosting an event for the Korean War veterans and their family members at Palisades Park Ballroom in New Jersey. American politicians, including US Senator Mr. Bob Menandez, New Jersey Senator Mr. Gordon […]
On June 21, the Korea America Friendship Society (KAFS) held the ‘2019 Korea America Friendship Night’ (Korea America Friendship Award Ceremony and a party in appreciation for exemplary personnel) at Grand Hyatt Hotel Seoul to celebrate its 28th anniversary. KAFS would like to express its sincere gratitude towards all the sponsors and members of the association […]
The U.S. Forces Korea(USFK) held a ceremony to commemorate Memorial Day at the Barker Field located in its headquarters(Camp Humphrey, Pyeongtaek) on May 28. The Memorial Day was first proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan in his General Order No. 11 and was first observed on 30 May 1868, when flowers were […]
On April 30, the Association of ROK Army hosted a luncheon for the leaders of Korea America friendship organizations at the pressroom of Koreana Hotel. During this event, the participants discussed matters on strengthening the ROK-US alliance.
The Korea America Friendship Society will hold its 28th anniversary and the 2019 Korea-America Friendship Night on June 14 at PM6:00 at the grand ballroom of Grand Hyatt Hotel. In order to successfully execute the planned event, the association held a meeting to discuss the necessary arrangements at Seoul Club on April 24.
On April 24, President Hwang Jin Ha held a meeting with KAFS’s new members in order to welcome them to the association and introduce one another. During the meeting, President Hwang explained to the three new members the role of the association and urged them to actively promote ROK-US relation.
On April 19, President Hwang conferred letters of appointment on Yoo Jae-young and Oh Seung-joon, director and vice, respectively, of KAFS Student Committee. During the meeting, Director Yoo Jae-young reported on Student Committee’s plans for the first half of this year, pledging to do his best to expand support for the ROK-U.S. friendship among college […]
President Hwang Jin-ha appeared on Far East Broadcasting System’s “Stories you want to hear. People you want to meet” on April 11 (9 a.m.). Rev. Kim Jang-hwan and announcer Choi Hye-shin conducted the interview. President introduced and talked about KAFS’s mission, major activities, and recent issues between Korea and the United States. His appearance contributed […]
Yoon Young Sun, President of KAFS’s New York office, visited the association’s secretariat on April 8 to pay courtesy to Hwang Jin Ha, President of the association. Hwang and Yoon had a constructive discussion on a number of important topics, including future plans for the Korean War Veterans Event in New York and the security […]
Former UN Ambassador Park Keun, who served as the 3rd president of the Korea America Friendship Society (2001-2008), passed away on March 25. Former Ambassador Park, who played a pioneering role in Korea’s diplomacy, received a doctorate in political science at the University of Pennsylvania in 1958 and had joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs […]
The Korea America Friendship Society held a board member conference for the development of the association on the 19th floor of the press center on March 7. Thirteen board members including Hwang Jin Ha, incumbent President, Park Geun, former Honorary President, and Cho Wan-kyu, former Chairman of the board. Following Chairman Hwang Jin Ha’s inaugural […]
The Korea America Friendship Society held a special security consultation meeting at Seoul Club on March 2 to diagnose the outcome of Hanoi’s second U.S.-North Korea Summit (February 27-28) and discuss our response to it. Under the auspices of Professor Park Hwi Rak, the editor-in-chief of the association’s “Eternal Friends,” former Vice Minister of Foreign […]
On January 30, Hwang Jin Ha, President of KAFS paid a courtesy call on General Baek Sun Yup (Retired General of ROKA, Honorary President of the ROKA Association/Honorary Commander of the 8th US Army, Eighth United States Army) and former Prime Minister Lee Hong Koo (Chief Director of the Seoul International Forum) for the maintenance […]