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President Park holds summit with Xi Jinping at APEC
Oct 07, 2013
President Park Geun-hye held summit talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping and exchanged opinions on common issues of interest during her visit to Bali, Indonesia, for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), on October 7. Mentioning the number of North Korean people who ch...

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APEC members discuss Asia-Pacific economic integration
Oct 07, 2013
The 25th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministerial Meeting (AMM) was held in Bali, Indonesia, on October 4 and 5. At this meeting, foreign and commerce ministers from the 21 APEC member states and the Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) had an in-dep...

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Creative economy, 'paradigm for innovation': President
Oct 07, 2013
President Park Geun-hye stressed that a creative economy is key to developing the innovation required for sustainable world economic growth, on October 6 at the APEC CEO Summit in Bali, Indonesia. Delivering her keynote speech, “The Business of Innovation: Why Does It Matter?” to...

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Cultural enrichment initiative aims to ensure that ever...
Oct 04, 2013
Speaking at the National Museum of Korea in 2011, world-renowned French intellectual Guy Sorman said Korea had an outstanding culture that embraced its original form and developed without rupturing that base. Speaking again in 2012, he said that Hallyu (the Korean wave) is a soph...

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President to attend APEC, ASEAN+3, followed by state vi...
Oct 04, 2013
President Park Geun-hye will visit Bali, Indonesia, from October 6 to 8 for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders' Meeting, and then travel onward to Brunei from October 8 to 10 for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) +3 Summit, the 16th Kor...

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President Park invites Pope to Korea
Oct 04, 2013
President Park Geun-hye has invited Pope Francis to visit Korea, expressing her hope that he can greatly help to heal conflicts across the peninsula. During a meeting with Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, at Cheong Wa Dae on...

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President stresses defense capabilities for peace on Ko...
Oct 02, 2013
President Park Geun-hye emphasized the importance of national security and patriotism during a ceremony to mark the 65th anniversary of the establishment of the Armed Forces on October 1, Armed Forces Day. “Having a unified mindset is the best form of national security. An awaren...

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President Park, ‘Korea, U.S. should evolve into global ...
Oct 01, 2013
President Park Geun-hye expressed her hope that the Korea-U.S. relationship can be upgraded from “a comprehensive strategic alliance” to a “global partnership” during a meeting with a delegation led by U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. The South Korean President and the U.S....

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Foreign minister affirms foreign policies at UN General...
Oct 01, 2013
Minister of Foreign Affairs Yun Byung-se delivered a keynote address at the 68th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations on September 27 in New York. In his first UN General Assembly speech since the inauguration of the new government, the Korean foreign minister el...

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4th Korea-Vietnam Forum pursues peace in East Asia
Sep 30, 2013
Korea and Vietnam held a policy forum titled “Cooperation between Korea and Vietnam and Prospect for Peace in East Asia” on September 24, co-hosted by the Northeast Asian History Foundation (NAHF) and the Vietnamese Academy of Social Science (VASS). As part of efforts to settle h...