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President to make landmark visit to Iran
Apr 27, 2016
President Park Geun-hye will pay a state visit to Iran in early May. This is the first Korean head of state to visit Tehran since the two nations established diplomatic ties in 1962. President Park will hold a summit meeting with Iranian leaders to discuss meas...

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Korea, Central & South America collaborate on pharmaceu...
Apr 26, 2016
Participants in the K-Pharma Academy, a pharmaceuticals and medical knowledge-sharing program between the Korean government and governments in Central and South America, inspect some medical devices at the Wonju Medical Industry Techno Valley in Gangwon-do Province on April 19. ...

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Korea enjoys special bond with Germany: president
Apr 26, 2016
President Park Geun-hye (second from right) holds talks with Stanislaw Tillich, head of the German Federal Council and minister president of the German state of Saxony, at Cheong Wa Dae on April 25. “Germany is a nation with which our people feel an extremely special b...

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Airbnb offers getaways to rural Korea
Apr 25, 2016
Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Lee Dong-Phil (center), Belinda Johnson (left), chief business affairs and legal officer at Airbnb, and Executive Vice Chairman of the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry Lee Dong-geun pose for a commemorative photo after signing...

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Korea signs Paris climate agreement
Apr 25, 2016
Minister of Environment Yoon Seong-kyu (center) signs the Paris Agreement climate change accord at United Nations Headquarters in New York on April 22. More than 170 governments have signed the Paris Agreement climate change accord, which will be the world's new framework...

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MOFA Spokesperson’s Commentary on North Korea’s Test of...
Apr 25, 2016
1. The government of the Republic of Korea strongly condemns North Korea’s test of a submarine-launched ballistic missile in waters northeast of the eastern coastal city of Sinpo at around 6:30 p.m., April 23. 2. The test by North Korea is a clear violation of UN Security Cou...

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Korea, France to jointly foster great cooks
Apr 25, 2016
Korea’s Mir Foundation and France’s Ecole Gregoire-Ferrandi sign a memorandum of agreement on April 22. Pictured are CEO of the Mir Foundation Kim Hyung-su (left) and Chairman of the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry Jean Paul Vermès during the signing. On April 22...

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Korea, Ecuador collaborate on statistical surveys
Apr 21, 2016
Statisticians from Ecuador attend a lecture during a statistics training session organized by Statistics Korea, held between April 5 and 19. During the course, the governments of Korea and Ecuador shared their skills and experiences in developing statistical surveys and in traini...

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'There's no disability in capacity'
Apr 20, 2016
President Park Geun-hye (center) talks with members of the national Abilympics team during a luncheon at Cheong Wa Dae on April 19. “This society will continue to work on behalf of the disabled so that their disability does not bar them from any opportunities." ...

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President sends condolences to Ecuador over earthquake ...
Apr 20, 2016
President Park Geun-hye expresses her condolences to the victims of the earthquake that hit Ecuador on April 16. On April 20, President Park Geun-hye sent a message of condolences to President Rafael Correa for the hardship that Ecuador is currently experiencing due to t...