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ASEAN leaders show interest in Korean fighter plane
Dec 15, 2014
ASEAN is showing more and more interest in Korea's indigenous combat planes. Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei and President Benigno Aquino of the Philippines both visited an air base in Gimhae, Gyeongsangnam-do (South Gyeongsang Province), on December 12 to inspect the FA-50 fig...


ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit adopts joint statement
Dec 12, 2014
The ASEAN-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit has adopted a joint statement on its future vision and has wrapped up its schedule. Participating leaders attended the first and second sessions of the summit, luncheon and then a joint press conference. The themes of the two sessi...


Korea, 10 Asian nations discuss financial infrastructur...
Dec 12, 2014
Officials from financial authorities and related institutions from Korea and 10 other Asian nations have gathered in Seoul to discuss shared economic growth. The first annual International Financial Cooperation Forum was held on December 9 where participants talked about, "Streng...


Korea, ASEAN share innovation in public administration
Dec 12, 2014
Korea has shared its own experiences with innovation in public administration with the 10 ASEAN countries, including its e-government systems and the Saemaul Undong system, Korea’s set of rural development policies from the 1970s to 1980s. Following the second session of the Dece...


President proposes Korea-ASEAN action plan
Dec 12, 2014
President Park Geun-hye has proposed to the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) that they should set up a 2016-2020 action plan that would deepen Korea-ASEAN cooperation in three broad sectors: the economy, politics and culture. President Park ...


Korea holds summit talks with Philippines, Singapore
Dec 12, 2014
President Park Geun-hye held summit talks with President Benigno Aquino of the Philippines and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore in Busan on December 11. The leaders discussed measures to bolster bilateral cooperation. President Park Geun-hye and President Benigno ...


President Park holds summits with four ASEAN nations
Dec 11, 2014
President Park Geun-hye held a series of summits with Myanmar President U Thein Sein, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, Laotian Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong and Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chanocha on December 11, all of whom are in Korea to attend the ASEAN-Republic of Ko...


President proposes expanded Korea-ASEAN cooperation
Dec 11, 2014
President Park Geun-hye emphasized the need to increase economic cooperation between Korea and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) at the ASEAN-Republic of Korea (ROK) CEO Summit in Busan on December 11. The president spoke about the Korea-ASEAN relationship which ...


Korea, Vietnam sign free trade deal
Dec 11, 2014
The Korean and Vietnamese governments have reached an agreement on a free trade deal. The conclusion comes after two and a half years of negotiations, since August 2012. The announcement came on December 10 when President Park Geun-hye held a summit with Vietnamese Prime Minister...


Korea, ASEAN ministers cooperate on forestry
Dec 11, 2014
Forestry cooperation between Korea and ASEAN will now be further strengthened. The Korea Forest Service (KFS) met with delegations from Myanmar's Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry, Cambodia's Forestry Administration and Laos' Ministry of Agriculture and Fore...