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President emphasizes agricultural competitiveness
Nov 20, 2014
President Park Geun-hye has emphasized agriculture as a “future growth industry” and promoted the use of free trade agreements (FTAs) as an opportunity to increase exports. President Park said, “The agriculture sector can be transformed into a new industry through a combination o...


Korea, Germany cooperate on organic farming
Nov 19, 2014
Two research organizations in Korea and Germany have joined hands to co-develop organic farming projects. The National Academy of Agricultural Science (NAAS), part of the Rural Development Administration (RDA), and the Thünen Institut (TI), a federal research institute in Ger...


New ministries for public safety, human resources
Nov 19, 2014
The Ministry of Public Safety and Security was launched on November 19 to more effectively protect people from disaster. In addition, on the same day the Ministry of Personnel Management was established to upgrade public sector human resources management. The Ministry of Public S...


Overseas experts visit Korea to study traditional medic...
Nov 18, 2014
More and more medical professionals are coming to Korea to learn about the country's methods of traditional medicine. They are experts and policy makers from 11 countries, including the U.S., Canada, Germany and Norway. They have come to Korea to participate in the Workshop on Tr...


National Fitness Award Project helps keep people health...
Nov 18, 2014
Living a healthy life is one of the strongest wishes of all human beings. However, it is not always easy to stay healthy as we age. In Korean society, already entering an era of rapid aging, more and more people are showing a strong interest in health. To help people live a healt...


President meets Saudi Arabian Crown Prince
Nov 17, 2014
President Park Geun-hye held a summit with Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on the sidelines of the G-20 summit at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre in Australia on November 16. During the talks, the two leaders shared their opinions on how to...


Korea, New Zealand seal free trade agreement
Nov 17, 2014
President Park Geun-hye and New Zealand Prime Minister John Key announced the completion of bilateral FTA talks in Brisbane, Australia, on November 15, where both leaders were attending the G20 leaders' summit."The Korea-New Zealand free trade agreement (FTA) will provide a ...


President Park stresses regulation reform, innovation
Nov 17, 2014
President Park Geun-hye attended the two-day G20 summit in Brisbane, Australia, on November 15 and 16. While there, she emphasized regulatory reform in her speech on November 15, part of her administration's strategic efforts to create more jobs. During the Retreat Session, her f...


G20 praises Korea’s 3-year economic innovation plan
Nov 17, 2014
An economic growth strategy based on the current administration's three-year economic innovation plan, the country's ongoing set of economic policy goals, has received the highest marks from G20 member countries. The results are from a joint analysis conducted by the Internationa...


Korea, Asia-Pacific nations work on crisis management s...
Nov 14, 2014
Public servants from Korea and seven Asia-Pacific nations gathered to improve their crisis management skills. The educational seminar at the Central Civil Defence and Disaster Management Institute (CDI) in Cheonan, Chungcheongnam-do (South Chungcheong Province), is part of the U....