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North Koreans will find the path wide open: president
Oct 14, 2016
President Park Geun-hye speaks during a meeting with overseas advisors to the National Unification Advisory Council, at Cheong Wa Dae on Oct. 13. She said, 'In an era when 30,000 North Korean refugees live in the South, we will reinforce our policies to ensure that they can succe...


Korea progresses toward Central American FTA
Oct 12, 2016
Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis Rivera (left) and President Park Geun-hye hold summit talks on Oct. 12 at Cheong Wa Dae.President Park Geun-hye and Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis Rivera held summit talks in Seoul on Oct. 12. The two leaders agreed to bo...


Korea shares city development expertise
Oct 12, 2016
Government officials from eight different countries, including Vietnam, Cambodia, Nigeria and Rwanda, take a look at some solar panels installed on the rooftop of the Green Building in Seoul on Oct. 11. They are in Korea as part of a training program run by the Ministry of L...


Foreign minister, US' UN ambassador, consider stronger ...
Oct 12, 2016
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power (left) and Minister of Foreign Affairs Yun Byung-se pose for a photo at the Government Complex-Seoul on Oct. 10. They reaffirmed the will of Seoul and Washington, D.C., to work closely together in order to improve the North Korean human ...


North Korean refugees are test for unification: preside...
Oct 12, 2016
"North Korean refugees are a trial-run, a test for eventual unification," said President Park Geun-hye, speaking to her government on Oct. 11. "When a North Korean refugee successfully finds their place in our society, it means they have found happiness for themselves and their f...


Korea, US navies display ‘invincible spirit’
Oct 11, 2016
The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (pictured) is part of the Korea-U.S. joint naval drill ‘Invincible Spirit 2016,' currently underway in both the East and Yellow seas from Oct. 10 to 15. Korea and the U.S. kicked off their joint naval drill “Invincible S...


Gov't invests KRW 405 billion in VR
Oct 10, 2016
The Korean government announced its plans to invest KRW 405 billion into the virtual reality (VR) sector over the next five years, helping it to grow into a new engine for economic growth. On Oct. 7, President Park Geun-hye visited the Korea VR Festival at the Nuri Dream Squ...


Korean vocational training takes root in Laos
Oct 07, 2016
A group of seamstresses takes sewing lessons at the Vocation Training Center for Women in Vientiane. Laotian women are increasing their employability in the job market by receiving technical training that uses a Korean curriculum. The Vocational Training Center for Women...


Come to the land of freedom: president
Oct 05, 2016
“You are always welcome in this land of freedom, the Republic of Korea (Daehanminguk, 대한민국).” So said President Park Geun-hye during a ceremony to mark the nation’s 68th Armed Forces Day on Oct. 1 at the Gyeryongdae military headquarters in Chungcheongnam-do Province. The presid...


Sharing with the world, part 3: Korea's immigration scr...
Oct 04, 2016
The Korean government has been concentrating on establishing e-government services since 1987 when it enacted laws expanding the supply of desktops and promoting the use of computer networks in order to provide high-quality government services to its citizens in a more convenient...