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President Park on state visit to U.K.
Nov 06, 2013
President Park Geun-hye arrived in London on November 4 to begin her state visit to the United Kingdom. President Park began her itinerary with an official ceremonial welcome at Horse Guards Parade on November 5. Attendees at the welcoming ceremony included Queen Elizabeth II and...


President Park, French PM discuss Korea-France cooperat...
Nov 05, 2013
President Park Geun-hye attended a dinner banquet hosted by French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault on November 4 to discuss issues of mutual interest, including cooperation in culture, education, trade and investment. Praising France as being a world-leader in basic sciences and...


President Park checks out Renault’s electric car
Nov 05, 2013
President Park Geun-hye visited Renault’s Z.E. Centre in Boulogne-Billancourt on the outskirts of Paris on November 4 during her official trip to France. President Park examined the LG Chem batteries installed in Renault’s electric cars and inspected the company’s small electric ...


President Park discusses cooperation with French leader
Nov 05, 2013
President Park Geun-hye held summit talks with French President François Hollande on November 4 at the Élysée Palace in Paris. The two leaders agreed to bolster bilateral trade and investment through the smooth implementation of the Korea-EU free trade agreement (FTA), provide fo...


Seoul, UNICEF reaffirm commitment to children’s rights
Nov 04, 2013
Korea and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) held their annual meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) building in Seoul on October 29. The United Nations body and the Korean government discussed ways to enhance mutual cooperation to further a common goal: the ...


President, UNESCO discuss cooperation
Nov 04, 2013
President Park Geun-hye met with UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova on November 3 in Paris to exchange opinions on enhancing Korea-UNESCO cooperation during the president’s official visit to France. Mentioning the UNESCO Constitution, which says, “That since wars begin in the m...


President emphasizes Korea-France cooperation
Nov 04, 2013
In an interview with French daily Le Figaro, President Park Geun-hye emphasized the long-lasting Korea-France diplomatic relationship and pushed measures to boost bilateral cooperation. She spoke of her creative economy vision, South Korea’s stance on North Korean issues and her ...


President makes first state visit to Europe
Nov 01, 2013
President Park Geun-hye will embark on an eight-day trip to France, the United Kingdom, Belgium and the European Union (EU) from November 2 to 9. This is her first presidential trip to Europe since her inauguration this February. President Park will begin her itinerary in Pa...


Culture ministry, Google work together to promote Korea...
Oct 31, 2013
Korea’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) teamed up with Google Korea on October 30 to announce new measures aimed at extending their cooperation on the promotion of Korean culture. Made by Minister Yoo Jin-ryong and Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt at the Nati...


Science Ministry increases ICT investment
Oct 31, 2013
The Korean government has declared its planned technology investments for the next five years. It has announced that it will provide an increased number of platforms for information and communications technology-related (ICT) products and services and promote ICT standardization,...