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Prime Minister seeks support for PyeongChang Winter Oly...
Feb 24, 2014
Prime Minister Chung Hongwon met Russian President Vladimir Putin, Russian Prime Minister Dimitry Medvedev and International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach and asked for international support for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games to be hosted by K...


President Park meets delegation of US lawmakers
Feb 19, 2014
President Park met with U.S. Congressman Ed Royce (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and members of his delegation at Cheong Wa Dae on February 18 to discuss Korea-U.S. relations and issues involving the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia. President ...


President Park holds summit with Lithuanian leader
Feb 19, 2014
President Park Geun-hye held summit talks with Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė at Cheong Wa Dae on February 18 to discuss ways to expand cooperation on trade, investment, energy, infrastructure and IT. President Park welcomed the Lithuanian leader as the first foreign hea...


PM Chung meets former Japanese PM Murayama
Feb 14, 2014
Prime Minister Chung Hongwon met with former Japanese Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama on February 13 in Seoul. Prime Minister Chung and the former Japanese leader agreed that a trust-based trilateral relationship between Korea, China and Japan is the foundation for peace and pro...


President meets with US secretary of state
Feb 14, 2014
President Park Geun-hye met with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on February 13 at Cheong Wa Dae. President Park welcomed the news of U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to Korea in April this year, which Secretary Kerry brought with his visit. President Park praised Kerry’s d...


Japanese maps uphold ‘East Sea,’ Dokdo as Korean
Feb 13, 2014
The state legislature of Virginia in the U.S. has passed a bill requiring its state school textbooks to include the name East Sea along with the name Sea of Japan when describing the body of water between Korea and the Japanese islands. With the passage of the bill, the dual-name...


Korea sponsors libraries, literacy in Ethiopia
Feb 11, 2014
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) recently opened three small libraries in Ethiopia as part of its “Thank you, Small Library” (TYSL) project, part of its official development assistance (ODA) program that focuses on books and literacy. Under the TYSL project, the...


Korea, a strong country in soft power: UNESCO chief
Feb 06, 2014
President Park Geun-hye met with UNESCO Director-General Irina Georgieva Bokova on February 4 at Cheong Wa Dae. The UNESCO chief visited Korea to mark the 60th anniversary of the Korean National Commission for UNESCO. President Park told Bokova that Koreans regard UNESCO as one o...


Korea strengthens economic ties with Central Europe
Feb 05, 2014
Korea has strengthened its economic ties with Hungary and Romania. A Korean delegation, including representatives from both government and the private sector, visited Hungary and Romania for five days from January 25 to 29. Amongst others, the delegation consisted of officials fr...


Korea gives visitors a warm welcome
Feb 04, 2014
Korea has rolled up its sleeves to more-warmly welcome visitors and to help them feel at home during their stay. The National Hospitality Campaign for Visiting Foreigners was launched on January 29, starting with a street campaign in Myeongdong, one of the most popular destinatio...