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Anti-corruption forum opens in Seoul
Sep 02, 2013
Heads of anti-corruption agencies from the Asia-Pacific region have gathered in Seoul for a two-day gathering to discuss policy cooperation and exchanges in order to fight against corruption. Nine government organizations from eight countries will share information and experience...


Korea’s 1st modern currency plate to return home
Sep 02, 2013
A currency plate known to be used for the first modern Korean paper currency will come back home after having been taken to the United States during the Korean War (1950-1953). This plate, named as Hojo taehwangwon, was made by the Treasury Department (Hojo 户曹) in the 19th c...


UNWTO lays foundation for cooperation in tourism
Aug 30, 2013
Culture Minister Yoo Jinryong discussed strategic cooperation on international tourism at the 20th General Assembly of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) recently held in Africa. Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Yoo Jinryong delivers a speech on ...


Korea, Brazil cooperate in tropical reforestation
Aug 29, 2013
Korea and Brazil are working together on restoring tropical forests in Brazil. International Affairs Director-General Ryu Kwang-su of the Korea Forest Service (KFS) and Fernando Coimbra, head of the Office for International Affairs at the Ministry of Environment of Brazil (MMA), ...


Culture minister Yoo discusses cooperation with Romania...
Aug 29, 2013
Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Yoo Jinryong met with Romania’s Minister Delegate for SMEs, Business Environment and Tourism Maria Grapini on August 22 at the culture ministry’s headquarters located in downtown Seoul. The two ministers discussed bilateral cooperation in c...


President Park talks with ICRC head
Aug 28, 2013
President Park Geun-hye met with Peter Maurer, head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), on August 27 to talk about issues of mutual interest ranging from enhanced cooperation between Korea and the ICRC and humanitarian support for North Korea to the recent agr...


President thanks U.S. congressman’s devotion in Korean ...
Aug 28, 2013
President Park Geun-hye met with U.S. Representative Charles Rangel (D-NY) on August 26 at Cheong Wa Dae to discuss the Korea-U.S. alliance and bilateral cooperation. At the meeting, President Park welcomed Representative Rangel to Korea, calling the Korean War veteran an “eterna...


President Park, UN chief discuss inter-Korean issues
Aug 27, 2013
President Park Geun-hye met with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on August 23 at Cheong Wa Dae to discuss inter-Korean issues and Seoul’s relations with the international community. President Park Geun-hye (right) and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon pose for photos at Cheo...


President Park meets with American senators
Aug 27, 2013
President Park Geun-hye met with U.S. Senators at Cheong Wa Dae on August 26 to discuss Korea-U.S. relations. President Park talked with Senators John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) about Seoul’s inter-Korean policy and the political situation in Northeast Asia. ...


Aviation security training given to invitees from 17 co...
Aug 27, 2013
Seventeen aviation invitees from around the world are in Korea for special training in aviation security. The training, offered by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT), is taking place at the Civil Aviation Training Center of the Korea Airports Corporation i...