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Korean travel now worry-free
Jul 29, 2015
The MERS outbreak is close to its de facto end. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that Vietnam, one of the seven countries that advised its citizens to be cautious about travel to Korea due to the MERS epidemic, lifted its warning on July 28, becoming the la...


Korea, Panama share knowhow on labor relations, industr...
Jul 28, 2015
Government officials from Korea and Panama have been sharing their experiences with labor relations and industrial safety. A total of 21 representatives from Panama’s Ministry of Labor and Workforce Development have been attending a special workshop at the Korea Internatio...


Korean citizenship to become easier for scientists, eng...
Jul 24, 2015
People from around the world working in natural sciences or engineering in Korea will soon have greater opportunities to acquire Korean citizenship. The Ministry of Justice recently announced that it has eased the criteria required for talented human resources in the scien...


Smart classroom technologies to be shared with Vietnam,...
Jul 24, 2015
Korea will work together with Vietnam and Uzbekistan to share its strategies on equipping classrooms with digital education systems. The Ministry of Education recently announced memoranda of understanding (MOUs) with Vietnam's Ministry of Education and Training and Uzbekistan'...


Gov’t announces post-MERS recovery plans
Jul 23, 2015
Government representatives speak during a press briefing in Seoul on July 23. They explained how Korea is in the final stages of handling the few MERS cases that remain. The Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) outbreak is now in its final stages. Second Vice Min...


Incheon to become base for SMEs, venture startups
Jul 23, 2015
President Park Geun-hye (third from right) and other participants mark the opening of the Incheon Center for a Creative Economy and Innovation. The Incheon Center for a Creative Economy and Innovation opened on July 22, completing the launch of all 17 centers nationwide, a proc...


Korea, Honduras agree to pursue trade deal
Jul 21, 2015
Korea and Honduras have agreed to cooperate on new renewable energies and to try to quickly reach a free trade agreement. President Park Geun-hye held a bilateral summit with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez at Cheong Wa Dae in Seoul on July 20. As part of the sum...


Korea, Bhutan share preservation techniques
Jul 17, 2015
Korea and Bhutan have shared the technologies and methodologies they use to preserve historical artifacts and related cultural properties. The National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage (NRICH), part of the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA), held an on-site pr...


Korea, Hong Kong agree to expand cooperation on tourism
Jul 17, 2015
Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Kim Jongdeok (third from left) and Hong Kong Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Gregory So hold a meeting on July 16 in Hong Kong. Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Kim Jongdeok discussed measures to expand tourism betw...


Korea ranked top in OECD for open government data
Jul 17, 2015
Korea was ranked first in terms of open government data in the “Government at a Glance 2015” survey, recently published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs (MOGAHA) announced ...