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Indonesia rolls out Saemaul Undong farm policies
Jul 29, 2016
Korean and Indonesian officials discuss ways to improve farming infrastructure in towns near Yogyakarta in central Java, following a global governance conference held in December 2015. The spirit of Korea's Saemaul Undong is being felt across rural towns in Indonesia. Since...


Gov't to offer free second opinions for more chronic di...
Jul 29, 2016
Starting in 2018, people with possible cases of certain chronic diseases will be able to receive a second opinion for free. Starting in 2018, people who are diagnosed with a suspected case of high blood pressure, diabetes or cancer will be provided with a second medical che...


President's summer holiday
Jul 29, 2016
President Park Geun-hye (right) listens to a guide as she walks along a path at the bamboo forest near the Taewhagang River in Ulsan on July 28. In a white blouse and a long black skirt, with a small cross-shoulder bag, President Park Geun-hye walked along a path in a bamboo fo...


President expresses condolences to German, Afghan leade...
Jul 29, 2016
President Park Geun-hye expresses her condolences in a telegram to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on July 27 in regard to recent terrorist attacks in the two countries. President Park Geun-hye sent telegrams to express her condolences to Ge...


Number of non-Korean residents exceeds 2 million
Jul 28, 2016
The number of non-Korean residents in Korea has surpassed the 2 million mark. It has been nine years since the number exceeded 1 million in 2007. The Ministry of Justice announced on July 27 that the number of non-Korean residents in Korea was 2,001,828 as of June 30. This...


Korea, ASEAN to expand cooperation at all levels
Jul 26, 2016
Minister of Foreign Affairs Yun Byung-se (center) poses for a photo with foreign ministers from ASEAN member countries, at the ASEAN-Republic of Korea Ministerial Meeting in Vientiane on July 25. Korea, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and the U.S. have all r...


E-gov't garners rave reviews at home, abroad
Jul 26, 2016
On July 18, the Ministry of the Interior welcomed a group of official guests from Indonesia. Ten civil servants from Indonesia’s ministries of administrative reform, communication & information and of national development planning, as well as from the Presidential Office of ...


Korea, Laos share fair trade law, policy implementation...
Jul 26, 2016
Government officials in charge of fair trade laws and regulations in Myanmar discuss the implementation of fair trade policies with advisors from the Fair Trade Commission of Korea in November last year. This time, Korea and Laos will share Korea's experience and knowhow of fair ...


Korea, Madagascar strengthen business ties, security
Jul 26, 2016
Malagasy Minister of Foreign Affairs Beatrice Atallah (left) and Korean Minister of Foreign Affairs Yun Byung-se shake hands in Seoul on July 22. Korea and Madagascar have agreed to strengthen their partnership on infrastructure, construction and natural resources. The Kor...


Korean, Japanese, Chinese youth discuss trilateral coop...
Jul 21, 2016
Participants in the '2016 Korea-Japan-China Diplomacy Camp' pose for a picture at the Sokcho Museum in Sokcho, Gangwon-do Province, on July 19. The town of Goseong in Gangwon-do Province is one of the most popular summer getaway destinations, where the Seoraksan Mountain nationa...