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Korea, G20 map new tourism plan
Oct 05, 2015
Tourism ministers from the G20 nations pose for a photo during the sixth T20 Tourism Ministers Meeting on Sept. 30 in Antalya, Turkey. Second Vice Minister Kim Chong of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism stands in the front row on the far right. Tourism min...


Korea, Russia celebrate 25 years of diplomacy
Oct 01, 2015
President Park Geun-hye and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands at Cheong Wa Dae in 2013. President Park and President Putin exchanged congratulatory letters on Sept. 30 celebrating the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Seoul and Moscow. President P...


President backs efforts to boost UN peace operations
Sep 30, 2015
President Park Geun-hye delivers her keynote speech on Sept. 28 at the leader's summit on peacekeeping at United Nations headquarters in New York. President Park Geun-hye has announced that Korea will deploy additional engineering units and that it will assist with re...


President urges North to choose openness, cooperation
Sep 30, 2015
President Park Geun-hye receives applause after giving the keynote speech at the 70th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations at U.N. headquarters in New York on Sept. 28. “North Korea would do well to choose reform and opening rather than additional provocat...


S. Korea to donate US$200 mln in aid to poor countries
Sep 28, 2015
President Park Geun-hye announced Saturday that South Korea will donate US$200 million in aid to poor countries as part of Seoul's efforts to boost contributions to sustainable development. South Korea plans to launch the initiative "Better Life for Girls" next year to provi...


Saemaul Undong re-launched as new rural development par...
Sep 26, 2015
President Park Geun-hye addresses a high-level special forum on Korea's New Community Movement, or Saemaul Undong, on Sept. 26 at U.N. headquarters in New York.President Park Geun-hye attended a high-level special forum on Korea's Saemaul Undong, or New Community Movement,&n...


President pledges worldwide help for nuke-free North
Sep 25, 2015
President Park Geun-hye held an interview with Bloomberg on Sept. 25 in Seoul. Pictured is the president hosting an interview with the Wall Street Journal in May 2014 at Cheong Wa Dae. "If North Korea decides to give up its nuclear weapons program, South Korea will wo...


New certification mark for 'Excellent Culture Products'...
Sep 24, 2015
Starting in November, the certification mark for "Excellent Culture Products" will be changed.The new mark was designed by Choi Jin-A, winner of the DNA of the Republic of Korea contest hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism between May and June this year. ...


Korea, China expand cooperation on healthcare
Sep 23, 2015
Representatives from the Ministry of Health & Welfare (right) and the Health and Family Planning Commission of Hunan Province in China agree to enhance cooperation on health and medical services between Korea and China, on Sept. 21 in Seoul. Korea and China have...


President to host German head of state
Sep 22, 2015
President Park Geun-hye (left) meets with President Gauck at the Presidential Palace in Berlin in March 2014. (Photo: Cheong Wa Dae) German President Joachim Gauck will visit Seoul between Oct. 11 and 14. President Gauck's visit is a return visit to express his...