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Koreas agree to hold talks next month in Gaeseong
Nov 27, 2015
The two Koreas reached an agreement on Nov. 26 to hold bilateral talks on Dec. 11. South Korean chief delegate Kim Ki-woong (right) and his North Korean counterpart Hwang Chol (left) shake hands at the beginning of their meeting in the truce village of Panmunjeom. Sout...

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Korea, Central Asia discuss cultural exchanges, coopera...
Nov 26, 2015
Ministers of culture raise their joint agreement during the second Korea-Central Asia Culture Ministers’ Meeting, at the Asia Culture Center in Gwangju on Nov. 25. Korea and five Central Asian countries have agreed to host a Korea-Central Asia festival in 2017 that will cover c...

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President to attend COP21, meet with V4 leaders
Nov 26, 2015
President Park Geun-hye will leave for Paris on Nov. 29 to attend the COP21 climate summit. She will then pay a state visit to Prague and meet with leaders from Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia. The above photo shows G20 leaders in Turkey where President Park atte...

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Gwangju stands as cultural bridge with new arts center
Nov 23, 2015
Gwangju Metropolitan City in the southwest of the peninsula has planned a new arts center, part of the city's goal to be a bridge between the process of creating new art and cultural exchanges across Asia. The Asia Culture Center (ACC) will open on Nov. 25 as a multi-purpo...

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President emphasizes 'society free of war'
Nov 23, 2015
President Park (fifth from left) joins hands with ASEAN leaders during the 17th ASEAN-Republic of Korea Summit in Kuala Lumpur on Nov. 22. President Park Geun-hye emphasized the creation of "a society free from war and free from weapons of mass destruction” on Nov. 22 in...

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President calls ASEAN driving force for regional integr...
Nov 23, 2015
President Park Geun-hye and ASEAN leaders attend the 18th ASEAN Plus Three Summit in Kuala Lumpur on Nov. 21. President Park Geun-hye has expressed her hope that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), a community that is pursuing a single market and a symbioti...

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U.N. chief mourns death of ex-S. Korean President Kim ...
Nov 22, 2015
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon mourned the death of former South Korean President Kim Young-sam, crediting him for devoting himself to the country's democratization and carrying out bold reforms. "I cannot contain my sorrow after learning that former President Kim has passed...

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Park offers condolences over death of former S. Korean ...
Nov 22, 2015
This August 2004 file photo shows former President Kim Young-sam (R) shaking hands with Park Geun-hye, head of the opposition Grand National Party, during their meeting at his house. Kim, who has been hospitalized due to a high fever, died at Seoul National University Hospital on...

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Park supports accelerated talks on regional economic de...
Nov 22, 2015
President Park Geun-hye on Saturday supported the acceleration of negotiations to quickly conclude a regional economic deal at a summit with her counterparts from other Asian countries. South Korea is one of the 16 countries involved in the negotiations for the Regional Compr...

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Park arrives in Malaysia for regional summits
Nov 21, 2015
President Park Geun-hye arrived in Malaysia on Friday for a string of high-profile summits this weekend with regional leaders to discuss a wide-range of issues, including the economy and North Korea's nuclear weapons program. Kuala Lumpur is the third and last stop on her 10-...