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Korea, Vietnam sign free trade deal
Dec 11, 2014
The Korean and Vietnamese governments have reached an agreement on a free trade deal. The conclusion comes after two and a half years of negotiations, since August 2012. The announcement came on December 10 when President Park Geun-hye held a summit with Vietnamese Prime Minister...


Korea, ASEAN ministers cooperate on forestry
Dec 11, 2014
Forestry cooperation between Korea and ASEAN will now be further strengthened. The Korea Forest Service (KFS) met with delegations from Myanmar's Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry, Cambodia's Forestry Administration and Laos' Ministry of Agriculture and Fore...


Korea holds summits with Vietnam, Malaysia
Dec 11, 2014
President Park Geun-hye held summit talks with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and Prime Minister Najib Razak of Malaysia to discuss measures to extend cooperation, on December 10 in Busan. They exchanged opinions on the ASEAN-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit, coo...


Korean, ASEAN to discuss innovation, governance
Dec 10, 2014
Ministers and other officials from the governments of Korea and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will gather in Busan to discuss innovation in public administration. The ASEAN-Korea ministerial roundtable on public governance will be held on December 12 on the s...


Peace, unification, stepping stones for reconciliation ...
Dec 10, 2014
President Park Geun-hye has encouraged the ASEAN nations to play a larger role in persuading North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons and to become a responsible member of the international community, as part of her administration's efforts to achieve unification and peace on t...


ASEAN-Korea Commemorative Summit opens tomorrow
Dec 10, 2014
The ASEAN-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit opens tomorrow in Busan, marking the 25th anniversary of the beginning of dialogue between Korea and ASEAN. This is the second gathering of its kind, following the first summit held in 2009. It is the first multilateral summit meet...


Korea, Brunei to extend cooperation on infrastructure, ...
Dec 10, 2014
President Park Geun-hye held summit talks with Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei on December 9 at Cheong Wa Dae. The two leaders agreed to bolster cooperation in various sectors, including infrastructure construction and agriculture. President Park told the Bruneian leader, “I wo...


ASEAN-Korea Commemorative Summit and era of soft power
Dec 09, 2014
In 1989, Harvard professor Joseph Nye predicted that the 21st century would be an era of "soft power," referring to an influence actualized by culture or the arts, instead of military power or economic sanctions. The ASEAN-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit, a meeting of lead...


"Unification of Korean Peninsula will contribute to wor...
Dec 09, 2014
President Park Geun-hye emphasized that the unification of the Korean Peninsula would greatly contribute to strengthening global governance and peace and security around the world. “Unification will bring a bonanza to not only Korea, but also to Northeast Asia and to the whole wo...


Korea, Laos build agricultural statistics info system
Dec 08, 2014
Korea and Laos have together built an agricultural statistics information system in the Southeast Asian country. A briefing session was held to mark the establishment of the agricultural statistics information system in Vientiane, the Lao capital, on November 26. This is the firs...