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Korea begins preserving tropical forests in Cambodia
May 07, 2015
The Korea Forest Service has started a tropical forest preservation project in Cambodia. The Korean forest administration body held a briefing session to begin its "Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries PLUS" (REDD+) project ...


Scholars stand united with courageous Japanese historia...
May 07, 2015
Some 187 historians from around the world issued a joint statement on May 6 insisting that the Japanese government admit to an accurate and just history of the so-called "comfort women." The statement was made after the annual open forum of the Association for Asian Studies that ...


'Korea-Vietnam FTA is a win-win model for free trade'
May 07, 2015
Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Yoon Sang-jick (left) and Vietnam's Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang shake hands after signing a free trade agreement between Korea and Vietnam, in Hanoi on May 5.Korea and Vietnam have officially signed a free trade agreement (FT...


President Park meets with EU foreign affairs representa...
May 06, 2015
President Park Geun-hye meets with Federica Mogherini, the EU's high representative for foreign affairs and security policy, and other EU representatives on May 4 at Cheong Wa Dae. President Park Geun-hye met with Federica Mogherini, the EU's high representative for foreign aff...


'Where children can make their dreams come true'
May 06, 2015
President Park Geun-hye smiles as she talks with some of the children who were invited to the Nokjiwon Garden at Cheong Wa Dae on May 5 in celebration of Children's Day. "A good country is one where children can make their dreams come true," said President Park Geun-hye as she...


President meets CSIS delegation
May 06, 2015
President Park Geun-hye met with a delegation from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a U.S. think tank, on May 4 in Seoul. Members of the delegation included CSIS President and CEO John Harme and former World Bank President Robert Zoellick. Presiden...


Relief team to help Nepali earthquake victims
Apr 29, 2015
Korean relief workers and search and rescue teams have begun their mission in Nepal. The Himalayan country was devastated by a series of earthquakes over the weekend, causing many casualties. Five relief workers and ten rescuers arrived in Kathmandu on April 28. They rece...


Silk Road nations discuss Eurasia tourism
Apr 28, 2015
Thirty-one nations along the Silk Road have taken part in a tourism policy meeting in Seoul. The fifth UNWTO Silk Road Task Force Meeting was held on April 23 and 24 where participants discussed tourism promotion strategies and implementation along the ancient Silk Road. T...


President's diplomatic efforts bear fruit
Apr 28, 2015
President Park Geun-hye returned on April 27 from her visit to four South American countries: Colombia, Peru, Chile and Brazil. According to Cheong Wa Dae, the visit expanded the president's diplomatic efforts to include South America and strengthened the country's partn...


Korea, Brazil to cooperate in creative economy
Apr 27, 2015
Korea and Brazil signed a series of agreements on cooperation related to the creative economy agenda on April 24, after a bilateral summit between President Park Geun-hye and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, during President Park's official visit to the Latin American nation. ...