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President Park, Kyrgyzstani leader discuss cooperation
Nov 20, 2013
President Park Geun-hye held summit talks with Kyrgyzstani President Almazbek Atambayev on November 19 in Seoul to discuss bilateral relations and cooperation. The two leaders exchanged opinions on enhancing cooperation across a wide range of sectors, including energy, resources,...

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Korea, UN discuss disarmament, non-proliferation in Jej...
Nov 19, 2013
The 12th Republic of Korea-United Nations Joint Conference on Disarmament and Non-proliferation Issues was held in Jeju on November 14 and 15. The conference was organized by Korea and the UN Regional Center for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific in Nepal. Some 45 disa...

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Seoul, Beijing agree to make all-out effort for denucle...
Nov 19, 2013
Director of National Security Kim Jang-soo met with Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi in Seoul on November 18 to discuss foreign diplomacy and the security policies of Korea and China. The two high-ranking officials had an in-depth discussion on issues involving the Korean Peni...

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President meets with Chinese state councilor
Nov 19, 2013
President Park Geun-hye discussed cooperation between Korea and China with Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi on November 18. President Park expressed her gladness that the Seoul-Beijing relationship continues to advance since the inauguration of both new governments earlier thi...

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Korea, Vietnam discuss regional security at defense dia...
Nov 19, 2013
Korean and Vietnamese vice ministers of defense held a dialogue in Seoul on November 15. The meeting was attended by Korean representative Baek Seung-joo and Vietnamese representative Nguyen Chi Vinh. They discussed a variety of topics, including regional security, defense techno...

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President asks for lawmakers' cooperation at National A...
Nov 19, 2013
President Park Geun-hye stressed to lawmakers the need to work together for the future of the country during her administration’s first budget speech at the National Assembly in Seoul on November 18. “Korea’s great journey to the future will continue,” she said, urging the assemb...

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Foreign ministers stress Asia-Europe partnership
Nov 18, 2013
Foreign ministers from Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) member states gathered in New Delhi, India, on November 11 and 12 to discuss ways to upgrade the relationship between Asia and Europe. The 11th ASEM Foreign Ministers’ Meeting takes place in New Delhi, India, on November 11. ...

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Asian nations gather in Seoul to cope with red tide
Nov 18, 2013
Since 2004, the Harmful Algal Bloom Research Group for East Asia (EASTHAB) has endeavored to cope with harmful algal blooms in East Asian waters. An algal bloom is a sudden increase in microscopic algae in a given body of water. Toxic algae is sometimes red or brown in color. The...

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President proposes joint history textbook for Northeast...
Nov 15, 2013
President Park Geun-hye suggested that three Northeast Asian nations--Korea, China and Japan--publish a joint history textbook. This remark came during her speech at the opening ceremony of an international academic conference marking the 50th anniversary of the establishment of ...

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APEC nations discuss FTA dispute settlement procedures
Nov 15, 2013
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) members gathered in Seoul recently to discuss dispute settlement procedures related to free trade agreements (FTA). The Capacity Building Workshop on Dispute Settlement held on November 7 and 8 aimed to help APEC members pursue FTAs with t...