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Korea exports patent information system to UAE
Mar 16, 2016
Korea’s patent information system will now be exported to the UAE. The Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) and the UAE Ministry for Economic Affairs on Feb. 25 signed a contract worth USD 4.5 million covering the export and a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on futur...


Korea shares transport systems with Indonesia, Philippi...
Mar 11, 2016
Vietnamese government officials inspect a bus information sign in April 2014 at a bus stop at Seoul Station as they learn about public transport management systems in Seoul. Korea is now sharing its intelligent transportation systems (ITS) with Indonesia and the Philippines. ...


Korea’s 1st cultural center in GCC opens in UAE
Mar 11, 2016
Korea opened the doors to its cultural center in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), on March 10. This is the first Korean cultural center in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), and the 29th worldwide. The establishment of the Korean Cultural Center in the ...


Korea builds database on arctic marine use
Mar 10, 2016
The research vessel Araon sails through the Arctic Ocean in August 2012. Korea is now collecting data on Arctic marine use and is building a database to help with policy making in the Arctic. Korea has now begun collecting data about marine use in the Arctic Ocean and will...


Seoul announces unilateral sanctions against Pyongyang
Mar 09, 2016
The government of the Republic of Korea has decided to increase the number of targets for financial sanctions involving North Korea. It will bolster sanctions on any shipping, exports or imports related to the North. The government announced its unilateral sanctions against North...


New book lists Southeast Asian medicinal plants
Mar 09, 2016
A catalog of medicinal plants from Cambodia and Laos helps practitioners of traditional medicine in both those countries and elsewhere. A catalog of 196 species of plants and herbs that have long been used for medicinal purposes in Cambodia and Laos is now available. ...


Pyongyang will pay the price for any further provocatio...
Mar 08, 2016
President Park Geun-hye urged her administration to ensure that all U.N. member states are capable of fully implementing the latest resolutions and additional sanctions at a multilateral or bilateral level. President Park was speaking during a meeting with senior presid...


Korea, Indonesia strengthen cooperation on e-government
Mar 07, 2016
Minister of the Interior Hong Yun-sik (left) and Indonesian Minister of Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Yuddy Chrisnandi pose for a photo during a signboard-hanging ceremony to mark the opening of the Korea-Indonesia Electronic Government Cooperation Center in Jakarta on M...


Korea extends cooperation with Iran, Hungary
Mar 04, 2016
Korea will bolster its cooperation with Iran and Hungary. The two governments held the 11th Meeting on the Joint Commission on Economic Cooperation between Iran and Korea in Tehran on Feb. 29. In the meeting, both governments discussed ways to extend cooperation in ...


Korean, Egyptian leaders hold summit talks
Mar 04, 2016
President Park Geun-hye held a summit meeting with Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in Seoul on March 3. President Park expressed her gratitude to Egypt for actively contributing to the process of adopting a new resolution against North Korea as a non-permanent m...