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President Park to visit Middle East
Feb 23, 2015
President Park Geun-hye is scheduled to visit Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Qatar between March 1 and 9. She plans to have bilateral summits with heads of the four nations and to discuss ways to solidify bilateral cooperation, the current situation on the Korean Peninsula and...

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Korea, Latin America cooperate on health, medical polic...
Feb 17, 2015
Korea and six Latin American nations have joined forces to cooperate on health and medical policies. The third "K-Pharma Academy for Latin America" workshop was held from February 7 to 15 for Latin American policymakers specialized in health and medical affairs. The progr...

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President stresses reform agenda to new prime minister
Feb 17, 2015
President Park Geun-hye gave a certificate of appointment to newly appointed Prime Minister Lee Wan-koo. After formally handing over the certificate at Cheong Wa Dae on February 17, President Park said, "There are piles of reform tasks ahead of us. With his many years of ...

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President hopes for more exchanges between Korean, Japa...
Feb 16, 2015
President Park Geun-hye welcomes Toshihiro Nikai, chairman of Japan's Liberal Democratic Party, to Cheong Wa Dae, in Seoul on February 13. President Park Geun-hye met with Toshihiro Nikai, chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)'s General Council, at Cheong Wa Dae in Seoul...

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Korea, Germany focus on green aspects of unification
Feb 13, 2015
From across a wide range of sectors, including the environment, efforts are continually being made toward the unification of the Korean Peninsula.Most recently, the Ministry of Environment and the Korea Environment Institute invited the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and R...

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Korea supports Cuban food security
Feb 12, 2015
Starting this year, Korea will begin cooperation with the World Food Program (WFP), the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting against hunger, to help ensure food security in Cuba. The Korean delegation visited the headquarters of the WFP in Rome on February 9 and 10. They ...

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Ebola rescue workers overcome fear of infection
Feb 12, 2015
In Sierra Leone, located far from Korean shores, a total of 24 Korean rescue workers have been helping patients who are infected with the deadly Ebola virus. They have been dispatched to the area in three different phases. Since the first batch of rescue workers departed Korea in...

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Additional remains of Chinese soldiers to return home
Feb 12, 2015
Korea has agreed with China to repatriate the remains of Chinese soldiers who died during the Korean War (1950-1953). The two sides agreed to return the remains of 68 mainland Chinese soldiers and their belongings to China in a meeting in Seoul on February 10. They decided that t...

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Content industry is 'alchemy of the 21st century': pres...
Feb 12, 2015
On February 11, President Park Geun-hye attended the opening ceremony of a "Culture and Creativity Fusion Belt" (unofficial translation), a development center for mass media and pop culture, held at the CJ E&M building in Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu District, Seoul. She looked aroun...

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Korea sends heartfelt sympathies on death of former Ger...
Feb 11, 2015
At the news of the passing of Richard von Weizsäcker, a former president of both West Germany and a united Germany, the Korean people are sharing in the loss and send their sympathies to the German people. As the former German president passed away on January 31, a former Korean ...