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Korea, OECD discuss cooperation
Apr 13, 2015
President Park Geun-hye met Jose Angel Gurria, secretary-general of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), to discuss measures to bolster cooperation between Korea and the international organization on April 12. The OECD secretary-general was visiting ...

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Korea, Tajikistan hold summit
Apr 13, 2015
President Park Geun-hye hosted a summit with Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon at the EXCO convention center in Daegu on April 12. The Tajikistani leader is visiting Korea to attend World Water Forum 2015. President Park praised the leading role Tajikistan...

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Korea, Monaco hold summit meeting
Apr 13, 2015
On April 12, President Park Geun-hye held a summit with Prince Albert II of Monaco, who is in Korea to attend the seventh World Water Forum 2015 in Daegu. President Park noted the fact that bilateral trade between the two nations is increasing and hoped that their cooper...

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Water conference opens in Daegu: 'Water for Our Future'
Apr 13, 2015
The seventh World Water Forum began in Daegu on April 12. It will run through April 17 in both Daegu and Gyeongju in Gyeongsangbuk-do (North Gyeongsang Province). Titled, "Water for Our Future," participants in the forum will discuss possible solutions to the world's current wate...

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Korea, Japan, China to form East Asia tourism bloc
Apr 13, 2015
Korea, Japan and China hold the trilateral tourism ministers’ meeting in Tokyo on April 12. In a joint statement, the countries agreed to expand the number of people-to-people exchanges to 30 million by 2020. Minister Kim Jongdeok of Korea (left), Minister of Land, Infrastructure...

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Pres. Park discusses US-Korea alliance with Secretary o...
Apr 13, 2015
President Park Geun-hye met with a U.S. delegation led by Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter on April 10. They discussed the strong U.S.-Korea relationship, the transition of wartime operational control, North Korea's nuclear weapons and bilateral cooperation on cyber security an...

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ICLEI Seoul Declaration presents future of the city
Apr 10, 2015
Park Won Soon, Seoul mayor, is elected as the new ICLEI president. He gives the inaugural address at this year's opening ceremony. Currently in Seoul, the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) World Congress 2015 is being held, the world's largest n...

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Seoul presents future of pharmaceutical, medical, biote...
Apr 10, 2015
Attendees at the 2015 Bio & Medical Korea Week listen to an explanation while looking around the promotional booths, on April 8. The 2015 Bio & Medical Korea Week has been held over three days from April 8 at the COEX convention center in southern Seoul. Visitors to the...

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Saemangeum eases regulations to attract investment
Apr 09, 2015
Regulations will be eased for investors and companies investing in the Saemangeum development project, a 400-square-kilometer swathe of reclaimed tidal flats in the southwestern part of Korea. The government will also soon streamline investment procedures at the special economic ...

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Korea joins AIIB
Apr 06, 2015
The Korean government has joined the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). The Ministry of Strategy and Finance announced on March 26 that it had informed Beijing of its decision to join the AIIB, becoming a prospective founding member. The Korean government revealed its d...