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MOFA Spokesperson’s Commentary on North Korea’s Test of...
Apr 25, 2016
1. The government of the Republic of Korea strongly condemns North Korea’s test of a submarine-launched ballistic missile in waters northeast of the eastern coastal city of Sinpo at around 6:30 p.m., April 23. 2. The test by North Korea is a clear violation of UN Security Cou...

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Korea, France to jointly foster great cooks
Apr 25, 2016
Korea’s Mir Foundation and France’s Ecole Gregoire-Ferrandi sign a memorandum of agreement on April 22. Pictured are CEO of the Mir Foundation Kim Hyung-su (left) and Chairman of the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry Jean Paul Vermès during the signing. On April 22...

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Korea, Ecuador collaborate on statistical surveys
Apr 21, 2016
Statisticians from Ecuador attend a lecture during a statistics training session organized by Statistics Korea, held between April 5 and 19. During the course, the governments of Korea and Ecuador shared their skills and experiences in developing statistical surveys and in traini...

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'There's no disability in capacity'
Apr 20, 2016
President Park Geun-hye (center) talks with members of the national Abilympics team during a luncheon at Cheong Wa Dae on April 19. “This society will continue to work on behalf of the disabled so that their disability does not bar them from any opportunities." ...

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President sends condolences to Ecuador over earthquake ...
Apr 20, 2016
President Park Geun-hye expresses her condolences to the victims of the earthquake that hit Ecuador on April 16. On April 20, President Park Geun-hye sent a message of condolences to President Rafael Correa for the hardship that Ecuador is currently experiencing due to t...

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Forest service launches work with 14 countries
Apr 19, 2016
The Korea Forest Service creates a forest of eucalyptus trees on Kalimantan Island in Indonesia. Indonesia, Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand, Cambodia, Uruguay and Cambodia. In all of these nations, Korean enterprises have been working with local green groups on reforesta...

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President to make inaugural trip to Iran
Apr 19, 2016
President Park Geun-hye is to visit Iran starting on May 1, the first visit of a Korean head of state to the country since the establishment of diplomatic ties between Seoul and Tehran in 1962. President Park Geun-hye will visit Iran from May 1 to 3 to have a summit wit...

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President sends condolences to Japan over earthquake vi...
Apr 19, 2016
President Park Geun-hye expressed her condolences to the victims of the earthquakes that hit Kyushu last week. President Park Geun-hye sent a message of condolences to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on April 18 over the hardship that Japan is experiencing due to the s...

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Korea, Norway enhance cooperation on shipbuilding
Apr 15, 2016
President Park Geun-hye (right) holds talks with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg (left) at Cheong Wa Dae on April 15. President Park Geun-hye has agreed with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solber to further expand bilateral cooperation across higher value-added sect...

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The opening of a new era in Andong
Apr 12, 2016
On Feb. 19, the government of Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, the largest province in Korea by area, closed its offices in Daegu after 415 years and started a new era with new provincial government buildings. The photo above shows the new office complex in Andong, Gyeongsangbuk-do.The...