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President stresses greenhouse gas reduction
Dec 01, 2015
President Park Geun-hye has outlined Korea's goals to open KRW 100 trillion worth of new markets and to create 500,000 new jobs through the use of new energy industries and, in the process, meet Korea's Intended Nationally Determined Contribution target. She was speaking during t...


Park asks Putin to play role in reviving nuclear talks
Dec 01, 2015
South Korean President Park Geun-hye (L) meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of a U.N. conference on climate change, known as COP21, in Paris on Nov. 30, 2015. Park asked Putin to play an active role to help revive the meaningful talks on ending North Kor...


Park calls for efforts for launch of new deal on climat...
Dec 01, 2015
South Korean President Park Geun-hye delivers a speech during a U.N. conference on climate change, known as COP21, in Le Bourget, north of Paris, on Nov. 30, 2015. The conference is aimed at building political momentum for negotiations on a new legally binding deal to cut greenho...


Park to hold talks with Putin on bilateral issues, N. K...
Nov 30, 2015
PARIS, Nov. 30 (Yonhap) -- President Park Geun-hye plans to meet with her Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in France in their second summit in two years, Cheong Wa Dae said Monday. The two leaders are expected to discuss a wide range of issues, including bilateral economic co...


New Community Movement boosted as development model for...
Nov 30, 2015
The New Community Movement, or the Saemaul Undong, was a rural development plan centered on Korean agricultural communities in the 1970s. The campaign kicked off amid the growing need to improve unsanitary living conditions in the countryside, as it was stricken with contagious d...


Koreas agree to hold talks next month in Gaeseong
Nov 27, 2015
The two Koreas reached an agreement on Nov. 26 to hold bilateral talks on Dec. 11. South Korean chief delegate Kim Ki-woong (right) and his North Korean counterpart Hwang Chol (left) shake hands at the beginning of their meeting in the truce village of Panmunjeom. Sout...


Korea, Central Asia discuss cultural exchanges, coopera...
Nov 26, 2015
Ministers of culture raise their joint agreement during the second Korea-Central Asia Culture Ministers’ Meeting, at the Asia Culture Center in Gwangju on Nov. 25. Korea and five Central Asian countries have agreed to host a Korea-Central Asia festival in 2017 that will cover c...


President to attend COP21, meet with V4 leaders
Nov 26, 2015
President Park Geun-hye will leave for Paris on Nov. 29 to attend the COP21 climate summit. She will then pay a state visit to Prague and meet with leaders from Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia. The above photo shows G20 leaders in Turkey where President Park atte...


Gwangju stands as cultural bridge with new arts center
Nov 23, 2015
Gwangju Metropolitan City in the southwest of the peninsula has planned a new arts center, part of the city's goal to be a bridge between the process of creating new art and cultural exchanges across Asia. The Asia Culture Center (ACC) will open on Nov. 25 as a multi-purpo...


President emphasizes 'society free of war'
Nov 23, 2015
President Park (fifth from left) joins hands with ASEAN leaders during the 17th ASEAN-Republic of Korea Summit in Kuala Lumpur on Nov. 22. President Park Geun-hye emphasized the creation of "a society free from war and free from weapons of mass destruction” on Nov. 22 in...