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ROK Ambassador to the OECD Elected as Chairman of the O...
[ Ministry of Foreign Affairs ]
Dec 10, 2013
1. Ambassador to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Lee Si-hyung was elected as Chairman of the OECD Audit Committee at the 1291st meeting of the OECD Council held in Paris, France, on December 10. 2. The OECD Audit Committee is one of the OECD’s sp...
3rd Symposium on International Energy Cooperation to Ta...
[ Ministry of Foreign Affairs ]
Dec 10, 2013
1. The Foreign Ministry, together with the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, will host the Third Symposium on International Energy Cooperation in Seoul on December 11. * The symposium will bring together 150 people from governments and public and private companies related ...
ROK to Dispatch a Delegation to the Funeral of the Late...
[ Ministry of Foreign Affairs ]
Dec 07, 2013
1. Prime Minister Chung Hong-won, in his capacity as special envoy of President Park Geun-hye, will lead a delegation on a visit to the Republic of South Africa from December 9 through 12 to attend the funeral of the late President Nelson Mandela set for December 10. * The dele...
MOE to translate fruitful outcomes of COP10 into concre...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Dec 04, 2013
The Ministry of Environment (MOE) announced on December 2 that it has gained traction in preparing follow-up measures for the 19th UNFCCC’s Conference of the Parties (COP 19) that achieved fruitful accomplishments beyond expectation.   COP19 held in Warsaw, Poland...
GGGI to Draw up a Blueprint for Substantial Mid- to Lon...
[ Ministry of Foreign Affairs ]
Dec 03, 2013
1. The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), which was launched as an international organization in October 2012, will convene its fourth Council meeting in Songdo, Incheon, on December 5 and 6. 2. In the meeting, the participants will approve the GGGI’s projects and budget plan...
Foreign Ministry to Hold its “Introduction of Korea for...
[ Ministry of Foreign Affairs ]
Dec 03, 2013
1. The Korea National Diplomatic Academy (KNDA) will hold a program called “Introduction of Korea for Foreign Diplomats” on December 4 and 5. This program is designed to introduce to foreign diplomats recently assigned to the Republic of Korea its various aspects, including polit...
Exception for the ROK to US Sanctions on Iran under the...
[ Ministry of Foreign Affairs ]
Nov 30, 2013
1. The Republic of Korea has qualified for an extended exception to US sanctions on Iran outlined in section 1245 of the US National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2012 for a period of 180 days. US Secretary of State John Kerry issued a press statement on the ex...
Foreign Minister Holds a Telephone Conversation with th...
[ Ministry of Foreign Affairs ]
Nov 29, 2013
1. Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se held a telephone conversation with Catherine Margaret Ashton, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, on November 29 to exchange views on matters of mutual concern, including the recent agreement on the Iranian nuclear issu...
ROK to Dispatch the 3rd Batch of the Korea Disaster Rel...
[ Ministry of Foreign Affairs ]
Nov 29, 2013
1. The government of the Republic of Korea, having sent the first and second groups of the Korea Disaster Relief Team (KDRT) to the Philippines to support the latter country’s efforts to recover from Typhoon Haiyan from November 15 through December 1, has decided to dispatch its ...
ROK and the US to Hold their 8th High-Level Meeting on ...
[ Ministry of Foreign Affairs ]
Nov 29, 2013
1. In Washington on December 4, the Republic of Korea and the United States will hold their Eighth High-Level Meeting on the Special Measures Agreement (SMA), which will come into effect in 2014. 2. At the forthcoming Meeting, Hwang Joon-kook, Ambassador for Defense Burden-sharin...