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President sends condolences to plane crash families
Jul 21, 2014
President Park Geun-hye sent messages of condolence to Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and to Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on July 19 concerning the July 17 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. President Park Geun-hye (photo: Cheong Wa Dae)In the message to the ...


Korea, Dominican Republic share farming expertise
Jul 18, 2014
A center for agricultural cooperation between Korea and the Dominican Republic recently opened in Santo Domingo, the country’s capital. The establishment of the new KOPIA center, an abbreviation for the center for the "Korean Project on International Agriculture," was created as ...


Asian nations gather to discuss ecosystem restoration
Jul 18, 2014
Fourteen Asian nations have gathered in Korea to discuss the restoration of forest ecology and the preservation of biological diversity.The Korea Forest Service hosted the "forest ecology conservation in Asia" workshop, in cooperation with the U.N. Convention on Biological Divers...


Korea Forest Service helps restore forest around Aral S...
Jul 14, 2014
The Korea Forest Service has embarked on restoring forest around the Aral Sea in Kazakhstan. The Aral Sea once covered an area of 6.8 million hectares and was the fourth biggest lake in the world. However, only 10 percent of the lake remains and it is considered one of the world'...


President visits Incheon AG organizing committee, food ...
Jul 14, 2014
President Park Geun-hye reviewed the overall preparation of the upcoming Incheon Asian Games 2014 at a meeting on July 11. She later visited a local food outlet in Gimpo City, Gyeonggi-do (Gyeonggi Province). President Park Geun-hye (center) emphasizes flawless safety manage...


Countries gather to share climate change policy at symp...
Jul 11, 2014
Climate change causes worldwide damage and comes in various forms such as floods, typhoons, cold waves and high temperatures. To find effective ways to adapt and better respond to climate change, countries have gathered for the International Symposium on Climate Change Adaption, ...


President meets with judges from international courts
Jul 10, 2014
President Park Geun-hye met with influential figures from international courts at Cheong Wa Dae on July 9. During the meeting, she urged that an interest in the human rights issues of North Korean people be taken. The meeting attendees included David Scheffer, the UN Secretary-Ge...


President emphasizes cooperation with Central Asia
Jul 08, 2014
President Park Geun-hye highlighted the need for economic cooperation with Central Asia and delivered words of encouragement to business leaders at an open forum on July 7. The forum attendees were business people from the delegation that accompanied the president on her trip to ...


Contest to create Asian folktales into cultural content
Jul 08, 2014
Myths, folktales, epics and old stories about Asia will come back to life as new, interesting cultural content. The International Contest for Asian Creative Story will be held from June 30 to August 31 by the Hub City of Asian Culture Project, of the Ministry of Culture, Sports a...


President meets renowned academics
Jul 08, 2014
President Park Geun-hye met former U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu and the President of Fudan University in China Yang Yu-liang on July 7 at Cheong Wa Dae. President Park and the two scholars discussed the issues of climate change, energy policy and cooperation in the science...