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Korea to support global airfare tax to help refugees, d...
Jul 07, 2016
Second Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Cho Tae-yul (center) speaks during the ninth meeting of the Committee on the Management of the Global Poverty Eradication Contribution System, on July 5 in Seoul. The Korean government has declared that its Global Poverty Eradicat...

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Five nations to cooperate on arboretums, botanical gard...
Jul 07, 2016
Seoul and four other nations have vowed to further expand cooperation on the management of arboretums and botanical gardens. On July 7 in Seoul, the Korea Forest Service hosted the East Asia Botanical Gardens Network (EABGN), a symposium that brought together expe...

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Korea, Mekong River countries discuss cooperation
Jul 06, 2016
Government representatives from Korea and five countries along the banks of the Mekong River gathered to discuss measures to bolster cooperation on trade and investment. The fourth Mekong-ROK Business Forum was attended by First Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Lim Sung-na...

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1.4 million pieces of public data released on new websi...
Jul 06, 2016
The Smart Glam Korea website makes public for the first time about 1.4 million pieces of data on historic relics, ancient books, sounds, videos and photographs. More than 1.4 million pieces of data about Korean history, cultural heritage and traditions, data that use...

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Swiss president to visit Seoul
Jul 05, 2016
President of the Swiss Confederation Johann Schneider-Ammann is visiting Seoul this July. Switzerland's President of the Confederation Johann Schneider-Ammann will make a two-day visit to Seoul on July 13 and 14. President Park Geun-hye and her guest will hold a summit on ...

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President to visit Mongolia, attend ASEM
Jul 05, 2016
President Park Geun-hye will attend the upcoming ASEM Summit and pay an official visit to Mongolia from July 14 to 18. The above photo shows Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj (left) and President Park prior to a summit at Cheong Wa Dae this past May. President Park Geun...

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MOFA Spokesperson’s Commentary on the Terrorist Attacks...
Jul 05, 2016
1. The Government of the Republic of Korea is deeply shocked and concerned over the fact that a number of people were killed in the terror attacks in Baghdad, Iraq, on July 3, and strongly condemns the terrorist acts. 2. The Government of the Republic of Korea offers its ...

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MOFA Spokesperson’s Commentary on the Terrorist Attack ...
Jul 04, 2016
MOFA Spokesperson’s Commentary on the Terrorist Attack in Dhaka, Bangladesh 1. The government of the Republic of Korea is shocked and concerned that a number of people were killed in the terrorist attack on a restaurant in downtown Dhaka, Bangladesh, on July 1, and str...

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Dongcheon Estuary recognized as Ramsar Site
Jun 27, 2016
The Dongcheon Estuary, located in Suncheon City, Jeollanam-do Province, is home to some 39 species of endangered birds, such as golden eagles, black-faced spoonbills and storks. All in all, the site provides a habitat for 848 species of wild flora, fauna, and other wildlife. ...

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Korea, EU discuss partnerships in crisis management, sc...
Jun 24, 2016
Korean and European delegates hold the 13th Korea-EU Joint Committee Meeting on June 23 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Seoul. The 13th Joint Committee Meeting between Korea and the European Union was held on June 23 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Seoul. ...