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DPM Hyun stresses caution in exit strategy at G20 meeti...
Jul 31, 2013
Deputy Prime Minister Hyun Oh-seok stressed the need for moderation and communication in monetary policies among countries in order to ease market uncertainties due to the U.S. exit strategy on stimulus policy at the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors’ Meeting in Mo...

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Insurance coverage to expand for four major diseases in...
Jul 30, 2013
The Korean government has moved forward with a plan to help citizens reduce medical expenses, especially for diseases requiring intensive care such as cancer, heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, and rare and intractable diseases.The government agreed to gradually expand healt...

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Korea announces comprehensive Arctic policies
Jul 30, 2013
Korea has recently announced the Pan Government Arctic Development Plan. Due to global warming which is thawing the Arctic region, there are increasingly high possibilities of energy and resources development as well as the opening of new sea routes. “We will take advantage of ou...

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President thanks war veterans
Jul 29, 2013
President Park Geun-hye expressed her deep gratitude for the sacrifice of war veterans at a ceremony held at the War Memorial in Korea in Seoul on July 27 to mark the 60th anniversary of the Korean Armistice Agreement.“I would like to show my respect for the supreme sacrifice and...

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President Park meets with New Zealand PM
Jul 29, 2013
President Park Geun-hye met with New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on July 26 at Cheong Wa Dae.Prime Minister Key visited Korea to attend an official ceremony marking the 60th anniversary of the Korean Armistice Agreement ending the hostilities of the Korean War (1950-1953). ...

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President meets with French PM
Jul 29, 2013
President Park Geun-hye met with French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault at Cheong Wa Dae on July 25 to discuss ways to enhance cooperation and friendship between Korea and France. President Park Geun-hye (right) shakes hands with French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault at C...

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President leads 1st meeting on cultural prosperity
Jul 26, 2013
President Park Geun-hye stressed the significance of culture at the first meeting of the presidential committee on cultural prosperity. “Cultural enrichment can be the foundation for a creative economy; culture is the 'alchemy of the 21st century' which can create new added value...

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Korea, Bangladesh to strengthen cooperation in culture,...
Jul 26, 2013
Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Yoo Jinryong met with Faruk Khan, Minister of Civil Aviation and Tourism of Bangladesh, on July 24 at the culture ministry’s headquarters located in downtown Seoul, for an in-depth discussion about bilateral exchanges in culture and tourism...

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Korea, Trinidad and Tobago to extend cooperation
Jul 26, 2013
Korea’s Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se met with Foreign Minister Winston Dookeran of Trinidad and Tobago, who was in Korea for an official visit on July 21. The two foreign ministers discussed ways to strengthen bilateral cooperation in a wide range of fields. Korean Foreign ...

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President meets with Chinese friendship association hea...
Jul 25, 2013
President Park Geun-hye met with Li Xiaolin, president of the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, at Cheong Wa Dae on July 23 to discuss ways to enhance bilateral exchanges in the private sector between Korea and China. President Park Geun-hye...