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MOE to join hand with relevant ministries to control wa...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Apr 02, 2014
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT), the Ministry of Environment (MOE), and Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) announced that they have set up the operation standards for dam, weir and reservoir to manage water quality and control al...
Heads of Overseas Diplomatic Missions Discuss Ways to I...
[ Ministry of Foreign Affairs ]
Apr 01, 2014
1. As part of the 2014 meeting of heads of overseas diplomatic missions of the Republic of Korea, a plenary session on “consular and other services for overseas Koreans for the happiness of the Korean people” took place on April 1. Second Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Cho Tae-...
Heads of Diplomatic Missions in Africa and National Ass...
[ Ministry of Foreign Affairs ]
Apr 01, 2014
1. On the sidelines of the 2014 meeting of heads of overseas diplomatic missions of the Republic of Korea, the heads of the diplomatic missions stationed in 18 African countries south of the Sahara Desert will hold a working breakfast with the National Assembly’s forum for a new ...
Disposable items used in funeral halls to be recycled
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Mar 31, 2014
The Ministry of Environment (MOE) announced to sign a ‘Voluntary agreement to reduce the use of disposable items at funeral hall and promote recycling’ with major funeral halls in Seoul on March 31.   The agreement is a follow-up for Act on the Promotion of Saving ...
Overseas Diplomatic Missions to Fully Support Korean Co...
[ Ministry of Foreign Affairs ]
Mar 31, 2014
1. On the sidelines of the 2014 meeting of heads of overseas diplomatic missions of the Republic of Korea, a working luncheon for the diplomats took place on March 31, hosted by Prime Minister Chung Hong-won. The luncheon was arranged for the officials to discuss ways to review t...
Heads of Overseas Diplomatic Missions to Carry out the ...
[ Ministry of Foreign Affairs ]
Mar 31, 2014
1. A session on “diplomacy for peaceful reunification” took place on March 31 as part of the ongoing 2014 meeting of heads of overseas diplomatic missions of the Republic of Korea. The session consisted of a lecture by Unification Minister Ryoo Kihl-jae and four small-group discu...
MOFA Spokesperson’s Commentary on the Statement by the ...
[ Ministry of Foreign Affairs ]
Mar 30, 2014
1. The ROK Government expresses grave concern on the statement by the North Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs claiming that “it would not rule out a new form of nuclear test for bolstering up its nuclear deterrence,” which was issued following a series of missile launches in the...
MOFA Spokesperson's Commentary: What is the True Nature...
[ Ministry of Foreign Affairs ]
Mar 30, 2014
1. In a television program on March 29, Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary, who speaks on behalf of the Japanese government, repeated remarks belittling Korean patriot Ahn Jung-geun and even made judging comments on the summit meeting between its neighboring countries. This is a mov...
UN Human Rights Council Adopts a Resolution on the Situ...
[ Ministry of Foreign Affairs ]
Mar 28, 2014
1. At its 25th session on March 28, Swiss time, the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution on the human rights situation on North Korea, with thirty states voting in favor, six against and eleven abstaining. The government of the Republic of Korea co-sponsored the r...
ROK and Laos Hold their 1st Joint Economic Committee Me...
[ Ministry of Foreign Affairs ]
Mar 28, 2014
1. The first meeting of the Joint Economic Committee between the Republic of Korea and Laos took place at the Laotian Foreign Ministry in Vientiane, Laos, on March 28. Director-General for Bilateral Economic Affairs Kim Seung-ho and Deputy Director-General for Economic Affairs Kh...