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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...


Korea, ASEAN have in-depth economic discussion
Aug 27, 2013
A series of economic ministerial meetings were held in Brunei from August 19 to 21, including the 10th Korea-ASEAN Summit Meeting, the 16th ASEAN+3 Summit Meeting, the 1st Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), and the EAS Summit Meeting.Korean Minister Yoon Sang-jik...


Deputy Prime Minister Hyun Oh-seok meets GCF executive ...
Aug 23, 2013
Deputy Prime Minister Hyun Oh-seok discussed the upcoming launch of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) in Incheon with executive director designate Hela Cheikhrouhou, upon her arrival in Korea on August 19. Hyun, who also serves as Minister of Strategy and Finance, explained to Cheikhr...


President Park meets ICC President
Aug 23, 2013
President Park Geun-hye and the President of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Song Sang-hyun, met at Cheong Wa Dae on August 20 to share opinions on how to establish justice through international law. President Park Geun-hye (right) shakes hands with ICC President Son...


Korea partners with APEC, Argentina on forestry develop...
Aug 20, 2013
Korea has established a partnership on forest cooperation with countries in South America and APEC member states. The Korea Forestry Service (KFS) signed an MOU on August 12 with Argentina’s counterpart organization in Buenos Aires. The resource-rich Latin American nation agreed ...


President Park talks with U.S. Senator Bob Menendez
Aug 20, 2013
President Park Geun-hye had a talk with U.S. Senator Bob Menendez at Cheong Wa Dae on August 19. President Park Geun-hye (middle) poses for a photo at Cheong Wa Dae with U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (right) and Ambassador Sung Kim on August 19 (photo: Cheong Wa Dae).“We would we...


e-People offers Vietnamese service
Aug 19, 2013
About 83,000 Koreans living in Vietnam and more than 120,000 Vietnamese in Korea can now make petitions in their mother tongue whether they are in Vietnam or Korea.Korea’s Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission (ACRC) launched the Korea-Vietnamese petition channel on August ...


Koreas agree to normalize Kaesong Industrial Complex
Aug 16, 2013
Both South and North Korea agreed to normalize the Kaesong (Gaeseong) Industrial Complex (KIC) after seven rounds of working-level negotiations on the resumption of joint operations on August 14. The agreement includes five clauses under which the two sides guarantee normal opera...


President proposes family reunions, peace park in DMZ
Aug 16, 2013
On Korea’s Liberation Day on August 15, President Park Geun-hye sent a message to the leaders of neighboring nations. In a speech delivered at Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, central Seoul, she sent a proposal to Pyongyang to resume reunions for families separated between ...


President Park attends submarine launching ceremony
Aug 14, 2013
President Park Geun-hye attended a launching ceremony of Korea’s newest submarine. Introduced at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering's shipyard on Geoje Island on August 13, the submarine is the fourth 1,800-ton Type 214 submarine of its kind in operation. It is named af...