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12th Jeju Conference on Disarmament Takes Place
[ Ministry of Foreign Affairs ]
Nov 15, 2013
1. The 12th Republic of Korea-UN Joint Conference on Disarmament and Non-proliferation Issues (also known as Jeju Conference on Disarmament) took place in Jeju on November 14 and 15, co-hosted by the ROK and the UN Regional Center for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific...
President sends condolences to Philippine President on ...
[ Office of the President ]
Nov 15, 2013
President Park Geun-hye sent a telegram of condolence to President Benigno Aquino III of the Philippines today in connection with the loss of life and damage caused by the typhoon that hit the country on November 8. Following is the full text of the condolence message. It has b...
Foreign Minister Appears in a Live KBS Program on the P...
[ Ministry of Foreign Affairs ]
Nov 14, 2013
1. On November 14, Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se appeared in a special live program on Korea Broadcasting System (KBS) 1TV, organized as a fund drive to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, and delivered 10 million won, or some 9,000 US dollars, donated by the Forei...
ROK and the US to Hold their 7th High-Level Meeting on ...
[ Ministry of Foreign Affairs ]
Nov 14, 2013
1. In Washington on November 18 and 19, the Republic of Korea and the United States will hold their Seventh High-Level Meeting on their Special Measures Agreement (SMA), which will come into effect in 2014. 2. At the forthcoming Meeting, Hwang Joon-kook, Ambassador for Defense ...
ROK and China to Launch a Joint Committee on Humanities...
[ Ministry of Foreign Affairs ]
Nov 14, 2013
1. A Joint Committee on Humanities Exchanges between the Republic of Korea and China will be launched and hold its inaugural meeting at the former’s Foreign Ministry on November 19. The event will be attended by officials of relevant ministries and other agencies of the two count...
China’s State Councilor to Visit the ROK
[ Ministry of Foreign Affairs ]
Nov 14, 2013
1. China’s State Councilor Yang Jiechi will make an official visit to the Republic of Korea from November 17 through 19 at the invitation of the ROK government. * The State Councilor made an official visit to the ROK on March 1-2, 2012, in his capacity as China’s Foreign Minist...
ROK and Russia Sign an Agreement on the Mutual Abolitio...
[ Ministry of Foreign Affairs ]
Nov 13, 2013
1. On November 13, Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se and his Russian counterpart Sergey Viktorovich Lavrov, in the presence of the Presidents of the Republic of Korea and Russia, signed the bilateral Agreement on the Mutual Abolition of Visa Requirements. 2. The ROK government, reco...
Second Vice Foreign Minister Discusses the Northeast As...
[ Ministry of Foreign Affairs ]
Nov 13, 2013
1. On November 13, Second Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Cho Tae-yul met with Lamberto Zannier, Secretary-General of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), who was on a visit to the Republic of Korea to attend the 2nd Seoul Defense Dialogue held on Nove...
FSC Plan to Improve Regulations on Short Selling
[ Financial Services Commission ]
Nov 13, 2013
Press Release November 13, 2013     FSC Plan to Improve Regulations on Short Selling   Background   Short selling is one of investment techniques that investors sell either securities they do not own or ones they borrowed. Short selling can contribute...
Smart Geospatial Expo 2013 held in Seoul
[ Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport ]
Nov 13, 2013
Smart Geospatial Expo 2013 held in Seoul For three days during November 13-15, 2013, the Expo will serve as an avenue of forging business partnerships worldwide for Korea's geospatial industry   The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of the Republic ...