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Korea sponsors libraries, literacy in Ethiopia
Feb 11, 2014
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) recently opened three small libraries in Ethiopia as part of its “Thank you, Small Library” (TYSL) project, part of its official development assistance (ODA) program that focuses on books and literacy. Under the TYSL project, the...

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Korea, a strong country in soft power: UNESCO chief
Feb 06, 2014
President Park Geun-hye met with UNESCO Director-General Irina Georgieva Bokova on February 4 at Cheong Wa Dae. The UNESCO chief visited Korea to mark the 60th anniversary of the Korean National Commission for UNESCO. President Park told Bokova that Koreans regard UNESCO as one o...

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Korea strengthens economic ties with Central Europe
Feb 05, 2014
Korea has strengthened its economic ties with Hungary and Romania. A Korean delegation, including representatives from both government and the private sector, visited Hungary and Romania for five days from January 25 to 29. Amongst others, the delegation consisted of officials fr...

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Korea gives visitors a warm welcome
Feb 04, 2014
Korea has rolled up its sleeves to more-warmly welcome visitors and to help them feel at home during their stay. The National Hospitality Campaign for Visiting Foreigners was launched on January 29, starting with a street campaign in Myeongdong, one of the most popular destinatio...

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Tourism holds keys to economic growth: President
Feb 04, 2014
President Park Geun-hye emphasized that tourism creates a large amount of added-value and plays an important role in raising the people’s happiness index on February 3 during a tourism and employment meeting at Cheong Wa Dae. “As tourism can create greater added-value, the govern...

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Gov’t to commercialize 5G technology by 2020
Jan 27, 2014
The government intends to commercialize fifth generation mobile telecommunication technology (5G) for the first time in the world by 2020 and it will invest KRW 1.6 trillion into the technology over the next seven years. The next generation standard is, in theory, one thousand ti...

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Gov’t to provide financial support for artists
Jan 27, 2014
Starting this year, the Korean government will provide financial assistance similar to unemployment benefits to artists who suffer from a low income. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korean Artists Welfare Foundation announced the joint welfare project for arti...

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Korea helps build early warning system in the Philippin...
Jan 24, 2014
Korea will help the Philippines build an early warning system to prevent damage from typhoons and floods. Korea’s National Disaster Management Institute (NDMI) and the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) signed a memorandum of agr...

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Entrepreneurship is key to a creative economy: Presiden...
Jan 23, 2014
President Park Geun-hye has emphasized that entrepreneurship is “the driving force of sustainable, inclusive growth.” The president urged world leaders to foster entrepreneurship and proposed what she called the “Davos Consensus” at the 44th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting on...

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President visits vocational school, meets Cisco CEO
Jan 22, 2014
President Park Geun-hye, currently on a state visit to Switzerland, visited the Commercial-Industrial Vocational School Bern (GIBB) on January 21 to learn more about the country’s vocational education system. President Park looked around the classrooms and facilities while being ...