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Korea, China discuss genetic resource partnerships
Jul 15, 2016
A forum covering Korea-China partnerships on genetic resources, both the benefits of sharing them and on having access to them, is held in Seoul on July 13. Experts from Korea and China have gathered to discuss access to and the benefits of sharing genetic resources in th...


President Park sends condolences to Nice
Jul 15, 2016
President Park Geun-hye offers her condolences to the victims of the recent attack by truck in Nice during the 11th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit in Ulaanbaatar on July 15. President Park Geun-hye expressed her condolences to the victims of the recent attack by truck...


Korea-Colombia FTA effective July 15
Jul 15, 2016
Director General for FTA Policy Kim Hak-do from the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy speaks on July 14 during a briefing to guide and help businesses prior to the Korea-Colombia free trade agreement going into effect on July 15. The free trade agreement (FTA) betw...


Korea, Iran take first steps toward joint botanical res...
Jul 14, 2016
Ziba Jamzad (second from left), head of the Iranian Research Institute of Forest and Rangelands, looks around the plants grown at the Tropical Plant Resources Research Center, part of the Korea National Arboretum, on July 6. Korea and Iran will now exchange plant seed varie...


Korea, US to deploy THAAD in Seongju
Jul 14, 2016
Lieutenant General Thomas Vandal (left) of the 8th U.S. Army and Deputy Minister of National Defense Yoo Jeh-seung announce the agreement between Korea and the U.S. concerning the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system (THAAD), during a press briefing at the...


Korean, Swiss leaders hold summit
Jul 14, 2016
President Park Geun-hye holds talks with President of the Swiss Confederation Johann Schneider-Ammann on July 13. President Park Geun-hye held a summit with her Swiss counterpart, President of the Swiss Confederation Johann Schneider-Ammann, at Cheong Wa Dae on July 1...


Business delegation accompanies president to Mongolia
Jul 13, 2016
Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj (left) and President Park Geun-hye attend a welcoming ceremony at Cheong Wa Dae on May 19 this year. President Park, scheduled to visit Mongolia this month, will be accompanied by a large delegation of Korean businesses. A business dele...


Korea to support global airfare tax to help refugees, d...
Jul 07, 2016
Second Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Cho Tae-yul (center) speaks during the ninth meeting of the Committee on the Management of the Global Poverty Eradication Contribution System, on July 5 in Seoul. The Korean government has declared that its Global Poverty Eradicat...


Five nations to cooperate on arboretums, botanical gard...
Jul 07, 2016
Seoul and four other nations have vowed to further expand cooperation on the management of arboretums and botanical gardens. On July 7 in Seoul, the Korea Forest Service hosted the East Asia Botanical Gardens Network (EABGN), a symposium that brought together expe...


Korea, Mekong River countries discuss cooperation
Jul 06, 2016
Government representatives from Korea and five countries along the banks of the Mekong River gathered to discuss measures to bolster cooperation on trade and investment. The fourth Mekong-ROK Business Forum was attended by First Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Lim Sung-na...