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President Park meets with Swiss foreign minister
Jun 02, 2015
President Park Geun-hye met with Federal Councilor Didier Burkhalter, the Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs in Switzerland, at Cheong Wa Dae on June 1. "Switzerland has contributed to peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula as a member of the Neutral N...


History, territory to benefit from increased global awa...
Jun 02, 2015
KOCIS Director Park Younggoog (left) and President Kim Hak-jun of the Northeast Asian History Foundation attend an MOU-signing ceremony on June 2. The Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS) and the Northeast Asian History Foundation have now joined hands. The two organiz...


Resolving history issues is key to a better relationshi...
Jun 02, 2015
President Park Geun-hye said that the Japanese government should clearly express its recognition of history and that doing so is essential to improving the Korea-Japan relationship. The president met with a group of veteran statesmen from both Korea and Japan at Cheong W...


Korea, China officially sign FTA
Jun 02, 2015
President Park Geun-hye meets with Chinese Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng on June 1 at Cheong Wa Dae. A signed letter from Chinese President Xi Jinping is conveyed to President Park during the meeting. Korea and China officially signed a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) on J...


Korea to host global 'datathon'
Jun 01, 2015
An international competition to find new ideas about how to apply and use big data will be held in Korea. The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning and the U.N.'s Global Pulse will jointly host the "Global Datathon 2015" contest for Asian students from June 1 th...


Korea, Indonesia to cooperate on maritime operations
Jun 01, 2015
Korea and Indonesia will reinforce cooperation on naval and coast guard activities. The Korea Coast Guard, part of the Ministry of Public Safety and Security, and the Indonesian National Search and Rescue Agency signed a letter of intent in Jakarta on May 26 to cooperate ...


Koreas begin joint excavations at Goryeo site
Jun 01, 2015
The palace ruins at Manwoldae from the Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392) are unearthed in 2008 as part of the inter-Korean joint excavations.Archeologists and historians from both Koreas begin joint excavations in July 2014. Manwoldae is the site of a royal palace from the Goryeo Dynas...


Korean, Uzbek leaders agree to build infrastructure, mo...
May 29, 2015
Korea and Uzbekistan intend to expand bilateral cooperation on developing infrastructure, transportation, logistics and information and communications technology (ICT). President Park Geun-hye and Uzbek President Islam Karimov, in Korea for a state visit, held a bilatera...


Korea, Africa, Middle East cooperate on public procurem...
May 29, 2015
Public officials from African and Middle Eastern governments speak about their own countries' public procurement systems and learn about Korea’s, at the Public Procurement Training Institute in Gimcheon, Gyeongsangbuk-do, on May 26. Korea has been sharing its examples a...


President Park meets US House lawmakers
May 29, 2015
President Park Geun-hye met with a delegation of U.S. lawmakers, including Mike Rogers, chairman of the U.S. House Armed Services Committee’s subcommittee on strategic forces, at Cheong Wa Dae on May 28. During the talks, the nine-member group reaffirmed the U.S. Congres...