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Korea, Vietnam discuss regional security at defense dia...
Nov 19, 2013
Korean and Vietnamese vice ministers of defense held a dialogue in Seoul on November 15. The meeting was attended by Korean representative Baek Seung-joo and Vietnamese representative Nguyen Chi Vinh. They discussed a variety of topics, including regional security, defense techno...


President asks for lawmakers' cooperation at National A...
Nov 19, 2013
President Park Geun-hye stressed to lawmakers the need to work together for the future of the country during her administration’s first budget speech at the National Assembly in Seoul on November 18. “Korea’s great journey to the future will continue,” she said, urging the assemb...


Foreign ministers stress Asia-Europe partnership
Nov 18, 2013
Foreign ministers from Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) member states gathered in New Delhi, India, on November 11 and 12 to discuss ways to upgrade the relationship between Asia and Europe. The 11th ASEM Foreign Ministers’ Meeting takes place in New Delhi, India, on November 11. ...

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Asian nations gather in Seoul to cope with red tide
Nov 18, 2013
Since 2004, the Harmful Algal Bloom Research Group for East Asia (EASTHAB) has endeavored to cope with harmful algal blooms in East Asian waters. An algal bloom is a sudden increase in microscopic algae in a given body of water. Toxic algae is sometimes red or brown in color. The...


President proposes joint history textbook for Northeast...
Nov 15, 2013
President Park Geun-hye suggested that three Northeast Asian nations--Korea, China and Japan--publish a joint history textbook. This remark came during her speech at the opening ceremony of an international academic conference marking the 50th anniversary of the establishment of ...


APEC nations discuss FTA dispute settlement procedures
Nov 15, 2013
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) members gathered in Seoul recently to discuss dispute settlement procedures related to free trade agreements (FTA). The Capacity Building Workshop on Dispute Settlement held on November 7 and 8 aimed to help APEC members pursue FTAs with t...


Korean, Russian leaders attend dialogue forum
Nov 14, 2013
President Park Geun-hye and Russian President Vladimir Putin attended the closing ceremony of the third Korea-Russia Dialogue Forum held in Seoul on November 13. The two leaders delivered closing speeches after being briefed about the key outcomes reached and agendas discussed at...


Presidents Park, Putin hold summit talks in Seoul
Nov 14, 2013
President Park Geun-hye held summit talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin at Cheong Wa Dae on November 13. The two leaders had a constructive discussion on the Seoul-Moscow relationship and agreed to cooperate on a wide range of global issues and across many sectors. Presid...


Korea lends helping hand to typhoon-ravaged Philippines
Nov 13, 2013
The Korean government will offer USD 5 million in relief aid to the Philippines after the recent devastation caused by super typhoon Haiyan. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) also said it would send a Korea Disaster Relief Team (KDRT) to help with the recovery. During...


President Park's Europe visit bears fruit
Nov 13, 2013
President Park Geun-hye has successfully completed her first trip to Western Europe since her inauguration earlier this year. The eight-day visit expanded Korea's diplomatic presence in Europe, one of Korea’s key areas of cooperation. This trip follows on Park’s presidential trip...