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KTX links Busan, Gwangju with Incheon airport
Jun 20, 2014
Starting later this month, people who travel overseas from Busan, Ulsan or other southern cities can go directly to Incheon International Airport without transferring at either Seoul or Yongsan stations in Seoul. The ministry of Land and Transportation and Korail announced recent...

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President Park holds summit with Kazakhstani leader
Jun 20, 2014
“Korea will remain the closest ally in Kazakhstan’s journey toward becoming an economic power,” affirmed President Park Geun-hye on June 19, currently on a state visit to Kazakhstan. During a summit with her Kazakhstani counterpart, Nursultan Nazarbayev, at the presidential palac...

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Korea, Uzbekistan hold summit talks
Jun 18, 2014
President Park Geun-hye, currently on a state visit to Uzbekistan, held summit talks with Uzbek President Islam Karimov at the presidential palace in Tashkent on June 17. The two leaders agreed to deepen and advance the strategic partnership between the two countries. During the ...

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Exhibition shows growth of world packaging industry
Jun 17, 2014
The Korea International Packaging Exhibition, or Korea Pack 2014, was held over four days from June 10 to 13 at KINTEX, an exhibition hall in Goyang City, Gyeonggi-do (Gyeonggi Province). This exhibition, marking its 19th year, offered an opportunity for people to learn more abou...

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A look back on 1,300 years of Korea, Central Asia ties
Jun 17, 2014
Samarkand, the ancient Uzbek city, long ago straddled the main pathway for caravans traveling from east to west and from west to east. The city was a major point along the ancient Silk Road and also a meeting point for the peoples of both the East and the West to exchange politic...

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Korea contributes to new Hanoi bridge
Jun 16, 2014
A new bridge in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, was completed earlier this month thanks to credit assistance from Korea's EDCF which financed amounts surmounting USD 100 million. The Ministry of Strategy and Finance said construction of the Vinh Thinh Bridge has been finished, wit...

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Korea elected member of UNESCO committee
Jun 13, 2014
Korea has been elected to a four-year term as a member of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, a UNESCO body that helps to protect the world's intangible cultural heritage items. The choice was made during the fifth meeting of ...

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Korea shares animal disease know-how with Asia
Jun 13, 2014
Korea’s Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency (QIA) is currently hosting the 3rd Workshop on Diagnosis of Animal Diseases for Asian Countries and has invited the related animal disease control agencies from 11 Asian countries to come to Seoul. This year’s workshop, scheduled from Ju...

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President Park to visit Central Asia
Jun 13, 2014
President Park Geun-hye will visit Central Asia from June 16 to 21, making stops in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. According to Cheong Wa Dae, President Park is scheduled to start her state visit to Uzbekistan on June 17. She will have a summit meeting with Uzbek Presi...

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World gathers to discuss biodiversity policy
Jun 12, 2014
An international gathering on biodiversity policy took place recently in Seoul. Korea’s Ministry of Environment and its National Institute of Ecology (NIE) hosted the first meeting of the Task Force on Knowledge and Data (TFKD) of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on ...