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Korea, Vietnam discuss ways to deepen economic cooperat...
Oct 02, 2014
President Park Geun-hye held summit talks with Nguyen Phu Trong, the general secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, on October 2 at Cheong Wa Dae upon his state visit to Korea. The two leaders agreed to conclude negotiations on a free trade agreement (FTA) this year and to ...

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UNEP names culture ministry leading sustainable tourism...
Oct 01, 2014
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) has been selected as a leading institution to promote "sustainable consumption and production" in the global tourism industry.The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has so far awarded the designation to related ministrie...

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President attends World Conference on Constitutional Ju...
Oct 01, 2014
President Park Geun-hye attended the third congress of the World Conference on Constitutional Justice, held in Seoul on September 29. The conference is a high-level meeting that draws more than 500 judiciary leaders, including heads of constitutional courts and chief justices of ...

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Korea helps Philippines fend off floods
Sep 29, 2014
The Korean government has begun helping the Philippines to manage natural disasters, such as typhoons and floods. The National Disaster Management Institute (NDMI), part of the Korean Ministry of Security and Public Administration, recently helped establish an automatic rainfall ...

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Presidential visit contributes to "int'l cooperation, w...
Sep 29, 2014
President Park Geun-hye flew back to Korea on September 26 after finishing her state visit to Canada and her high-ranking meetings at the U.N. in New York. President Park Geun-hye (left) and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper shake hands after signing the Korea-Canada FT...

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Gov’t raises arts, culture budget by more than 10%
Sep 26, 2014
The volume of government money going toward the arts, theaters, music, museums and heritage over the next year has shown the highest increase among all budget categories. According to the annual budget for next year, recently unveiled by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Touris...

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President discusses state affairs with opinion leaders
Sep 26, 2014
President Park Geun-hye met with the heads of various New York-based think tanks after attending the 69th United Nations General Assembly meeting on September 24. They exchanged opinions on pending issues regarding North Korea and Northeast Asia, the Korea-U.S. alliance and clima...

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Teacher exchange brings Asia closer together
Sep 25, 2014
A group of teachers from across Asia are teaching Korean students about their home countries. Similarly, a group of Korean teachers are also introducing classrooms across Asia to Korean society and history. Both groups of teachers are participants in the 2014 Asia-Pacific Teacher...

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President Park stresses anti-terrorism efforts, quality...
Sep 25, 2014
President Park Geun-hye took part in the United Nations Security Council Summit held on September 24. At the meeting chaired by U.S. President Barack Obama, participants in the meeting keenly discussed issues regarding terrorist violence, an issue that has become a serious threat...

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UN should return to humanist goals, int’l cooperation: ...
Sep 25, 2014
President Park Geun-hye delivered the keynote speech at the 69th U.N. General Assembly on September 24, a first for her time in office. The global meeting was held under the theme of “Delivering on and Implementing a Transformative Post-2015 Development Agenda.” President Pa...