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President to visit Vladivostok for Eastern Economic For...
Aug 04, 2016
President Park Geun-hye will attend the Eastern Economic Forum on Sept. 2 and 3 in Vladivostok, Russia, and hold summit talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Though they have met on various occasions, the two leaders last held an official bilateral summit in Seoul in Novem...

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MOFA Spokesperson’s Statement on North Korea’s Launch o...
Aug 04, 2016
1. The Government of the Republic of Korea strongly condemns North Korea’s launch of ballistic missiles on the morning of August 3, as it constitutes a flagrant violation of relevant UN Security Council resolutions and a grave provocative act not only toward the ROK but also towa...


Big Bang appointed national 'Creative Icon'
Aug 03, 2016
Big Bang is appointed honorary ambassador for the new national promotional campaign 'Creative Korea.' The K-pop group will take on the role of a 'Creative Icon' starting at this year's Rio 2016 Olympic Games and continuing through to the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. ...


Foreign minister visits Malta
Aug 02, 2016
Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat (left) and Minister of Foreign Affairs Yun Byung-se (second from right) meet in Valletta during Minister Yun's official visit to the country on July 29. Minister of Foreign Affairs Yun Byung-se visited the nation of Malta on July 29, the fir...


Saemaul Undong transforms Cambodian poultry farms
Aug 02, 2016
Farmers inject young chickens with vaccines at a poultry farm in Cambodia. This farming community has been truly inspired by South Korea's set of agricultural development policies from the 1970s and 1980s, the Saemaul Undong, or New Community Movement. In the early 1970s, rural...


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...