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President meets US Secretary, Turkish parliamentary spe...
Oct 24, 2014
President Park Geun-hye met with U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker on October 22 to discuss cooperation between Korea and the U.S. on the global economy, energy and healthcare. President Park told the U.S. secretary that Korea has been carrying out its three-year economic...


ICT ministers adopt Busan Declaration
Oct 24, 2014
Top information and communications technology (ICT) officials from across the world have adopted the Busan Declaration at the 2014 ICT Ministerial Meeting on October 19 in Busan. In the declaration, ministers and vice ministers from 50 nations across Asia, America, Europe and Afr...


Int'l media reports on Korea’s IT prowess, culture
Oct 23, 2014
KOCIS Director Kim Jae-Won (second from left) smiles while talking with journalists from 12 countries during a dinner meeting on October 22.“We would like to introduce Korea’s advanced information and communications technologies (ICT),” said journalists from 12 countries who visi...


APEC finance ministers discuss economic growth
Oct 23, 2014
The APEC 2014 Finance Ministers’ Meeting took place in Beijing, China, on October 21 and 22, bringing together Finance Ministers from the 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). At the Beijing meeting, noting the need to get out of the current low-growth trend, the AP...


Saemaul Undong becomes global development model
Oct 23, 2014
The Saemaul Undong, Korea’s national set of policies for rural development during the 1970s, is now being considered as a model to solve the issues of poverty and development across the world. About 450 people from 40 countries, including government representatives and leaders of...


President Park meets former Chinese foreign minister
Oct 22, 2014
President Park Geun-hye met with former Chinese Foreign Minister Tang Jiaxuan at Cheong Wa Dae on October 21 to discuss issues involving the Korean Peninsula. Tang was visiting Korea to attend the 14th Korea-China Leaders Forum. President Park Geun-hye (right) meets with...


Korea, Italy join forces on cultural exchanges
Oct 22, 2014
Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Kim Jongdeok met with a series of dignitaries from the Italian culture and arts sectors during his official visit to the country, in Rome on October 16. During talks with Minister of Italy’s Heritage, Cultural Activity and Tourism Dario Fra...


ITU Plenipotentiary Conference opens
Oct 21, 2014
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Plenipotentiary Conference has kicked off in Busan. The conference, which started on October 20, will continue for three weeks until November 7. Some 3,000 representatives, including 140 ministers and vice ministers from 170 nations...


Joint statement adopted at the First Korea-South Asia ...
Oct 21, 2014
Representatives taking part in the first Korea-South Asia Culture Ministers Meeting pose for a photo after adopting the Gwangju Declaration at the Gwangju Museum of Art, part of the Asia Culture Complex, on October 18. Participants include (from left) Bhutanese Minister of Home a...

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Keynote speech by Sri Lankan Minister of Culture
Oct 21, 2014
Sri Lankan Minister of Culture and the Arts T.B. EkanayakeKeynote speech by Sri Lankan Minister of Culture and the Arts T.B. Ekanayake Honourable Ministers, Distinguished Guests,On behalf of His Excellency Mahinda Rajapaksa, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri L...