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‘Korea is safe. You are safe to travel and to go shoppi...
Jun 15, 2015
Second Vice Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Kim Chong and other government officials explain the Korean government’s policy measures to handle the MERS virus on June 15 in Seoul. “Korea is safe. You can enjoy your daily routine, traveling and going shopping, too.” ...


Gov't provides MERS information for foreigners
Jun 15, 2015
The government recently began providing official information about the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) to non-Korean speakers residing in Korea or elsewhere. Part of these new services includes a MERS hotline telephone number. When people call 109 at any ti...


Korea-WHO joint mission announces MERS inspection resul...
Jun 13, 2015
A group of inspectors from Korea and the U.N. World Health Organization (WHO) announced the result of the investigation into the MERS-CoV infection for over five days since June 9. The announcement was made at the press conference at the Ministry of Health and Welfare at the gove...


Cooperation on weather forecasting across Asia, Africa
Jun 12, 2015
Korea and eight Asian and African nations have joined hands to share their weather forecasting techniques. The Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) is running the International Training Course on Weather Forecasting for Operational Meteorologists in Seoul from J...


Korea-WHO joint mission releases message to public
Jun 12, 2015
The Korea-WHO joint mission to handle the MERS outbreak releases a public message on the WHO homepage. Efforts are escalating to prevent the spread of the Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS, in Korea. The Korea-World Health Organization (WHO) joint mission rel...


President Park meets Chinese assembly speaker
Jun 12, 2015
President Park Geun-hye meets with Chairman Zhang Dejiang of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress on June 11 at Cheong Wa Dae. President Park Geun-hye exchanged opinions about measures to deepen Korea-China cooperation and other issues of common interest, su...


Korea shares admin. experiences with Africa, Americas
Jun 11, 2015
Korea and African, Caribbean and Latin American nations have come together to share their government administration experiences. Over 70 government officials, including provincial governors and mayors, gathered on June 4 at the Rwanda Management Institute (RMI), a trainin...


US Pacific Command stresses bilateral alliance for peac...
Jun 11, 2015
Admiral Harry Harris, the new commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, recently visited Korea to reaffirm the strong alliance between Korea and the U.S. Harris visited Korea to mark his inauguration and to inspect the U.S. military based across the nation, as he took over his ne...


Eight nations cooperate on post-harvest crop management
Jun 09, 2015
Eight Asian countries have stepped up their joint efforts to improve technology involving the post-harvest management of agricultural goods. On June 3, the Rural Development Administration opened the Asia Postharvest Research Center (APHRC) at its National Institute of H...


President emphasizes 'all-out effort' to tackle MERS vi...
Jun 09, 2015
President Park Geun-hye (center) holds a meeting with government officials. President Park Geun-hye urged her administration to make all-out efforts to end the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) contagion. President Park emphasized that full authority should be gi...