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French leader to visit Korea next month
Oct 06, 2015
French President François Hollande will make a state visit to Korea next month to attend a summit with President Park Geun–hye. The above photo shows the two leaders ahead of the Korea-France summit that took place in Paris in 2013 du ring President Park’s official visit there. ...


President thanks overseas Koreans for role in national ...
Oct 06, 2015
President Park Geun-hye gives the congratulatory speech during a ceremony to mark the ninth anniversary of Overseas Koreans Day, in Seoul on Oct. 5. “Koreans who have made successful lives overseas are valuable assets of the nation,” said President Park Geun-hye in he...


Smiling Korea welcomes you
Oct 05, 2015
Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Kim Jongdeok (second from right), actor Ji Chang-wook (second from left), Chairman Park Sam-koo of the Visit Korea Committee (left) and other dignitaries launch the 'K-Smile' tourism promotion campaign on Oct. 5 in Seoul. The "K-Smi...


Korea to host global forest fire conference
Oct 05, 2015
The International Wildland Fire Conference is made up of both official events focusing on extinguishing wild fires and various sideline events. The above photo shows a firefighting demonstration at the previous conference in 2011 in Sun City, South Africa.Firefighters and forest ...


Korea, G20 map new tourism plan
Oct 05, 2015
Tourism ministers from the G20 nations pose for a photo during the sixth T20 Tourism Ministers Meeting on Sept. 30 in Antalya, Turkey. Second Vice Minister Kim Chong of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism stands in the front row on the far right. Tourism min...


Korea, Russia celebrate 25 years of diplomacy
Oct 01, 2015
President Park Geun-hye and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands at Cheong Wa Dae in 2013. President Park and President Putin exchanged congratulatory letters on Sept. 30 celebrating the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Seoul and Moscow. President P...


President backs efforts to boost UN peace operations
Sep 30, 2015
President Park Geun-hye delivers her keynote speech on Sept. 28 at the leader's summit on peacekeeping at United Nations headquarters in New York. President Park Geun-hye has announced that Korea will deploy additional engineering units and that it will assist with re...


President urges North to choose openness, cooperation
Sep 30, 2015
President Park Geun-hye receives applause after giving the keynote speech at the 70th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations at U.N. headquarters in New York on Sept. 28. “North Korea would do well to choose reform and opening rather than additional provocat...


S. Korea to donate US$200 mln in aid to poor countries
Sep 28, 2015
President Park Geun-hye announced Saturday that South Korea will donate US$200 million in aid to poor countries as part of Seoul's efforts to boost contributions to sustainable development. South Korea plans to launch the initiative "Better Life for Girls" next year to provi...


Saemaul Undong re-launched as new rural development par...
Sep 26, 2015
President Park Geun-hye addresses a high-level special forum on Korea's New Community Movement, or Saemaul Undong, on Sept. 26 at U.N. headquarters in New York.President Park Geun-hye attended a high-level special forum on Korea's Saemaul Undong, or New Community Movement,&n...