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President Park receives six new ambassadors
Nov 25, 2013
Newly appointed ambassadors to Korea from six countries presented their letters of credence to President Park Geun-hye on November 22 at Cheong Wa Dae. The six new residing ambassadors are Uri Gutman from Israel, Aingeal O’Donoghue from Ireland, Jorge Jóse Alberto Roballo from Ar...

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Korea Global Forum: from NK nukes to trust-building
Nov 25, 2013
“Wider cooperation will only be possible when North Korea gives up its nuclear program and makes the right choice,” said Minister Ryoo Kihl-jae of the Ministry of Unification at the Korea Global Forum on November 20. Minister Ryoo delivered the keynote speech at the forum, co-hos...

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President Park, Laos leader hold summit talks
Nov 22, 2013
President Park Geun-hye and Laotian President Choummaly Sayasone discussed ways to boost bilateral cooperation between Korea and Laos at Cheong Wa Dae on November 22. The two presidents exchanged opinions on how to deepen Korea-Laos cooperation in politics and business, and how t...

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Korean troops provide aid to Haiyan victims
Nov 22, 2013
Korea will send 500 military engineers and medical professionals to the Philippines after the island nation was recently ravaged by Typhoon Haiyan. Kim Min-seok, spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defense, announces on November 21 that the Korean government has decided...

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President Park, IOC head discuss sports cooperation
Nov 22, 2013
President Park Geun-hye met with International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach at Cheong Wa Dae on November 21. President Park and the IOC president discussed cooperation between Korea and the IOC to ensure a successful hosting of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Py...

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Korea, Kyrgyzstan cooperate on anti-corruption
Nov 21, 2013
Chairperson Lee Sungbo of the Anti-Corruption & Civil Rights Commission (ACRC) and Kyrgyzstani President Almazbek Atambayev held in-depth discussions in Seoul on November 20 on how Korea and Kyrgyzstan could cooperate on anti-corruption. Chairperson Lee expressed his apprecia...

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New address system takes full effect next year
Nov 21, 2013
A new address system based on road names and building numbers will take full effect on January 1, 2014. The new “Road Name Address” system will replace the current system that consists of land-oriented lot numbers that have been used for the last 100 years. Beginning next year, t...

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Korea, China strengthen partnership
Nov 20, 2013
Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se and Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi met on November 18 to exchange views on the Korea-China partnership, to discuss issues involving the Korean Peninsula and to build cooperation on the regional and global stages.Minister Yun mentioned tha...

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Korea helps Laos develop securities law
Nov 20, 2013
The more-than-two-and-a-half-year effort made by the Korean government to help other nations improve their legislative systems and related policies has finally bore fruit.Since 2011, the Korean Ministry of Justice has carried out a campaign in collaboration with Korea Exchange (K...

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Korea, US to cooperate in creative industries & IT
Nov 20, 2013
Korea and the United States agreed to cooperate on policies to develop the creative industries, one of Korea’s main policy objectives, at the inaugural Korea-U.S. ICT Policy Forum held in Washington, D.C., on November 12 and 13. Among participants present at the forum were Korean...