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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...

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Korean, Russian leaders attend dialogue forum
Nov 14, 2013
President Park Geun-hye and Russian President Vladimir Putin attended the closing ceremony of the third Korea-Russia Dialogue Forum held in Seoul on November 13. The two leaders delivered closing speeches after being briefed about the key outcomes reached and agendas discussed at...

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Presidents Park, Putin hold summit talks in Seoul
Nov 14, 2013
President Park Geun-hye held summit talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin at Cheong Wa Dae on November 13. The two leaders had a constructive discussion on the Seoul-Moscow relationship and agreed to cooperate on a wide range of global issues and across many sectors. Presid...

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Korea lends helping hand to typhoon-ravaged Philippines
Nov 13, 2013
The Korean government will offer USD 5 million in relief aid to the Philippines after the recent devastation caused by super typhoon Haiyan. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) also said it would send a Korea Disaster Relief Team (KDRT) to help with the recovery. During...

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President Park's Europe visit bears fruit
Nov 13, 2013
President Park Geun-hye has successfully completed her first trip to Western Europe since her inauguration earlier this year. The eight-day visit expanded Korea's diplomatic presence in Europe, one of Korea’s key areas of cooperation. This trip follows on Park’s presidential trip...

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The use of public data leads the creative economy
Nov 12, 2013
The Korean government is implementing new plans that will realize its new vision for creative industries and help it achieve “Government 3.0.”These efforts center around the opening of public data in a way to create more jobs and new industries. This will provide support for thos...

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Korea, African nations cooperate in water resource deve...
Nov 11, 2013
Korea and four African nations have joined forces to ensure the future of safe drinking water. Water resource policymakers from Korea and the African nations, as well as Korean companies involved in water development, gathered in Seoul for the Korea-Africa Water Cooperation Forum...

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Korean, EU leaders discuss strengthened cooperation
Nov 11, 2013
President Park Geun-hye held a summit with President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy and President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso at European Union (EU) headquarters in Brussels on November 8. They had in-depth discussions on extending cooperation across...

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Korea joins anti-doping policy-making body
Nov 11, 2013
Korea has been elected as one of the 38 members represented on the Foundation Board of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Korea served as a member of the board from 1999, when the WADA was established, until 2006. It now resumes the position for the first time in eight years. ...

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Korea-Thailand expand cooperation on copyright law
Nov 08, 2013
Korea and Thailand agreed to promote cooperation on copyright law. The two nations signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to cooperate on copyright infringement, neighboring rights and intellectual property rights on November 7. Korea was represented by Director-General Kim K...