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Seoul to host Asia ombudsman conference in 2014
Oct 14, 2013
Seoul will host the 16th meeting of the Board of Directors of the Asian Ombudsman Association (AOA) sometime between June and July, 2014. The AOA, established in 1996, comprises 28 members and one associate member, all ombudsmen; those appointed by the government and tasked with ...


Korea-Central Asia forum seeks economic cooperation
Oct 14, 2013
The seventh Korea-Central Asia Cooperation Forum was held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on October 4, featuring vice-ministers from Korea and the five Central Asian nations: Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan. Other attendees included 200 representatives fr...


Korea, Indonesia hold summit: trade pact by end-2013
Oct 14, 2013
President Park Geun-hye and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono held a summit on October 12 in Jakarta and adopted a joint leaders' declaration which contains measures to expand bilateral cooperation. In the statement, the two leaders agreed to conclude ongoing trade ne...


President emphasizes Korea-Indonesia economic partnersh...
Oct 11, 2013
President Park Geun-hye has expressed her firm will to push forward the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) between Korea and Indonesia. In a written interview with the Indonesian daily Kompas published on October 11, President Park said that the mutual economic p...


Seoul conference discusses future of development after ...
Oct 11, 2013
At the recent 7th Seoul Official Development Assistance (ODA) International Conference, there was lively discussion about the future of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and what will happen when they expire. The MDGs, set by the UN to eradicate poverty acro...


Seoul hosts East Asia-Latin America cooperation forum
Oct 11, 2013
Out of the 36 member countries of the Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC), twelve of them came together in Seoul on October 10 to discuss ways to promote industrial and academic cooperation between the two regions. Co-hosted by the Ministry of Education an...


ASEAN+3 leaders support Northeast Asia peace initiative
Oct 11, 2013
President Park Geun-hye spoke about international finance, food security, her Northeast Asia peace vision and future cooperation while exchanging opinions with leaders from China, Japan and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries, at the ASEAN+3 Summit on ...


President Park discusses climate change, food security ...
Oct 11, 2013
President Park Geun-hye discussed climate change, disaster control, food and energy security and cooperation among East Asian countries, at the East Asia Summit (EAS) in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, on October 10. Participating leaders at the EAS agreed that the world’s interest ...


President Park holds summit with Singapore, Australia, ...
Oct 10, 2013
President Park Geun-hye held summits with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Myanmar President Thein Sein at the International Convention Center in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, on October 9. The summits took place on the sideline...


President Park proposes Korea-ASEAN security dialogue
Oct 10, 2013
President Park Geun-hye has proposed launching a Korea-ASEAN security dialogue at the 16th Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-Republic of Korea Summit in Brunei on October 9. Korea and the ten ASEAN-member countries will hold their first security meeting next...