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Korea, Czech Rep. agree to upgrade relationship
Feb 27, 2015
Korea and the Czech Republic have made big strides in improving their bilateral relationship. President Park Geun-hye and Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka held a bilateral summit at Cheong Wa Dae on February 26. The two leaders announced in a joint statement that the...


Promoting Korea via cultural exchange
Feb 26, 2015
One of the most important cultural policy priorities for the Park Geun-hye administration as it enters its third year is national branding. In a New Year report to Cheong Wa Dae last month, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism underlined national branding as a cru...


Ebola aid workers return home safely
Feb 26, 2015
The second batch of Korean aid workers who treated patients infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone has safely returned to Korea after four weeks of humanitarian work. The second team, consisting of four doctors and five nurses, returned to Korea on February ...


Info on uninhabited islands goes online
Feb 26, 2015
There are over 3,000 islands along the Korean coast, as three sides of the country are surrounded by the sea. Most of them are uninhabited islands. The government currently oversees 2,693 of these desolate islets. Beginning in May, information about 2,421 of these unmann...


President prioritizes economic revival
Feb 24, 2015
President Park Geun-hye has said that the government should place economic revival as its top priority in managing state affairs this year. "No matter what we do, we should always consider how it is related to economic revival and make every endeavor throughout the year,...


Books on Dokdo available worldwide
Feb 23, 2015
Educational reference books about Dokdo Island, including photographs and maps, have now been published. "Meet our Land Dokdo Island" and "East Sea and Dokdo through Maps and Photos" will both be distributed to all elementary, middle and high schools across the country. ...


President Park to visit Middle East
Feb 23, 2015
President Park Geun-hye is scheduled to visit Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Qatar between March 1 and 9. She plans to have bilateral summits with heads of the four nations and to discuss ways to solidify bilateral cooperation, the current situation on the Korean Peninsula and...


Korea, Latin America cooperate on health, medical polic...
Feb 17, 2015
Korea and six Latin American nations have joined forces to cooperate on health and medical policies. The third "K-Pharma Academy for Latin America" workshop was held from February 7 to 15 for Latin American policymakers specialized in health and medical affairs. The progr...


President stresses reform agenda to new prime minister
Feb 17, 2015
President Park Geun-hye gave a certificate of appointment to newly appointed Prime Minister Lee Wan-koo. After formally handing over the certificate at Cheong Wa Dae on February 17, President Park said, "There are piles of reform tasks ahead of us. With his many years of ...


President hopes for more exchanges between Korean, Japa...
Feb 16, 2015
President Park Geun-hye welcomes Toshihiro Nikai, chairman of Japan's Liberal Democratic Party, to Cheong Wa Dae, in Seoul on February 13. President Park Geun-hye met with Toshihiro Nikai, chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)'s General Council, at Cheong Wa Dae in Seoul...