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Korea, Indonesia to cooperate in creative industries
Oct 15, 2013
Thanks to improved bilateral relations and stronger cooperation, Korea and Indonesia will be able to increase their collaboration in creative industries. During President Park Geun-hye’s state visit to Indonesia last weeked, the two countries signed a memorandum of understanding ...

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Korea, Central Asia sign MOU on forestry cooperation
Oct 15, 2013
At the 7th Korea-Central Asia Cooperation Forum held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on October 4, the Korea Forest Service (KFS) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with five Central Asian nations: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The agreement cov...

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World Energy Congress debates future of energy
Oct 15, 2013
The 22nd World Energy Congress 2013 opened on October 13 in Daegu, Korea. It was hosted by the World Energy Council (WEC) and the WEC Korean Member Committee and was organized by the WEC Daegu 2013 Organizing Committee. Marking its 90th anniversary this year, the World Energy Con...

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Korea agrees on currency swap with Indonesia, UAE
Oct 14, 2013
Korea has finalized currency swap arrangements with both Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates. Finance ministers and central bank governors from Korea and Indonesia reached agreement on a won-rupiah swap worth USD 10 billion, in Washington D.C. on October 12. The next day, the ...

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Seoul to host Asia ombudsman conference in 2014
Oct 14, 2013
Seoul will host the 16th meeting of the Board of Directors of the Asian Ombudsman Association (AOA) sometime between June and July, 2014. The AOA, established in 1996, comprises 28 members and one associate member, all ombudsmen; those appointed by the government and tasked with ...

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Korea-Central Asia forum seeks economic cooperation
Oct 14, 2013
The seventh Korea-Central Asia Cooperation Forum was held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on October 4, featuring vice-ministers from Korea and the five Central Asian nations: Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan. Other attendees included 200 representatives fr...

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Korea, Indonesia hold summit: trade pact by end-2013
Oct 14, 2013
President Park Geun-hye and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono held a summit on October 12 in Jakarta and adopted a joint leaders' declaration which contains measures to expand bilateral cooperation. In the statement, the two leaders agreed to conclude ongoing trade ne...

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President emphasizes Korea-Indonesia economic partnersh...
Oct 11, 2013
President Park Geun-hye has expressed her firm will to push forward the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) between Korea and Indonesia. In a written interview with the Indonesian daily Kompas published on October 11, President Park said that the mutual economic p...

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Seoul conference discusses future of development after ...
Oct 11, 2013
At the recent 7th Seoul Official Development Assistance (ODA) International Conference, there was lively discussion about the future of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and what will happen when they expire. The MDGs, set by the UN to eradicate poverty acro...

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Seoul hosts East Asia-Latin America cooperation forum
Oct 11, 2013
Out of the 36 member countries of the Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC), twelve of them came together in Seoul on October 10 to discuss ways to promote industrial and academic cooperation between the two regions. Co-hosted by the Ministry of Education an...