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Park holds summit with Senegalese president
Jun 05, 2015
President Park Geun-hye and Senegalese President Macky Sall held summit talks at Cheong Wa Dae on June 4. The two leaders agreed to encourage Korean companies to participate in the Senegal Emergent Plan (PSE), a comprehensive national development project worth USD 10.1 bi...


Korea, Poland enhance ties through cultural exchanges
Jun 05, 2015
The ministers of culture of Korea and Poland attended the opening ceremony of “Polish Art: An Enduring Spirit,” now underway at the National Museum of Korea in Yongsan-gu, Seoul, on June 4. Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Kim Jongdeok (right) holds talks with his Poli...


Senegalese leader pays respects at Seoul Nat’l Cemetery
Jun 04, 2015
President of Senegal Macky Sall, currently on an official visit to Korea, salutes the national flag of Korea on June 4 at the Seoul National Cemetery. President of Senegal Macky Sall visited the Seoul National Cemetery on June 4. He is paying an official visit to Korea unt...


Korea, Japan, Finland, work together on farmers’ health
Jun 03, 2015
Korea, Japan and Finland have joined forces to improve health and safety for their farmers. Seoul recently hosted a symposium on the current state of work-related diseases and disorders among those involved in the agricultural industry and on strategies to prevent such pr...


16 new King Sejong Institute branches to be built
Jun 03, 2015
More branches of the King Sejong Institute, a worldwide network of cultural centers that focus on teaching the Korean language and exposing people to Korean history, music and art, will be built in the upcoming years. By region, most locations will be in Asia, as 11 ne...


President Park meets with Swiss foreign minister
Jun 02, 2015
President Park Geun-hye met with Federal Councilor Didier Burkhalter, the Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs in Switzerland, at Cheong Wa Dae on June 1. "Switzerland has contributed to peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula as a member of the Neutral N...


History, territory to benefit from increased global awa...
Jun 02, 2015
KOCIS Director Park Younggoog (left) and President Kim Hak-jun of the Northeast Asian History Foundation attend an MOU-signing ceremony on June 2. The Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS) and the Northeast Asian History Foundation have now joined hands. The two organiz...


Resolving history issues is key to a better relationshi...
Jun 02, 2015
President Park Geun-hye said that the Japanese government should clearly express its recognition of history and that doing so is essential to improving the Korea-Japan relationship. The president met with a group of veteran statesmen from both Korea and Japan at Cheong W...


Korea, China officially sign FTA
Jun 02, 2015
President Park Geun-hye meets with Chinese Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng on June 1 at Cheong Wa Dae. A signed letter from Chinese President Xi Jinping is conveyed to President Park during the meeting. Korea and China officially signed a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) on J...


Korea to host global 'datathon'
Jun 01, 2015
An international competition to find new ideas about how to apply and use big data will be held in Korea. The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning and the U.N.'s Global Pulse will jointly host the "Global Datathon 2015" contest for Asian students from June 1 th...