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Korea, South Asia ministers adopt Gwangju Declaration
Oct 20, 2014
Culture ministers from Korea and six South Asian nations have gathered in Gwangju, Jeollanam-do (South Jeolla Province), the country's "Bitgoeul," or, "City of Light." Culture ministers, vice ministers and ambassadors from Korea, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan a...


President Park holds summits with Italian PM, president
Oct 20, 2014
President Park Geun-hye held summit talks with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on October 17 in Rome. The two leaders praised the Korean leader's official presidential visit to Italy to mark the 130th anniversary of the Korea-Italy diplomatic relationship. They discussed a wi...


President Park meets Pope Francis
Oct 20, 2014
President Park Geun-hye met with Pope Francis in Vatican City on October 17, the last day of her visit to Italy after attending the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Milan. The meeting came in return for the pope’s visit to Korea last August, the first papal trip to the Asian country...


President Park holds summits with China, France
Oct 17, 2014
President Park Geun-hye had a summit with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on October 16 to discuss their bilateral relationship and economic cooperation between Korea and China, as well as the current situation on the Korean Peninsula. President Park praised the recent developments an...


Korea-Denmark summit
Oct 17, 2014
President Park Geun-hye held a summit with Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt on the sidelines of the Asia-Europe Meeting in Milan, Italy, on October 16. This is the first time for the two leaders to meet after their respective inaugurations. The results of the meeting ...


President stresses global cooperation on Ebola, Eurasia...
Oct 17, 2014
President Park Geun-hye said on October 16 that the Korean government will provide humanitarian support to the international community's efforts to tackle the Ebola epidemic. She said the government will also send medical staff to the affected area. The president also emphasized ...


Gangwon Declaration adopted by world biodiversity confe...
Oct 17, 2014
A high-level meeting of a U.N. biodiversity conference adopted the Gangwon Declaration on October 16. The declaration was adopted at the High Level Segment of the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP12), which took place in Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do (Ganwon Province), on October...


Korea, Latin America cooperate on public order
Oct 17, 2014
Experts from Korea and Latin America have pooled their ideas and expertise to tackle the law and order situation in their own countries. On October 15, Seoul played host to the third Korea-Latin America Seminar on Cooperation for Public Order, a seminar that invited high-ranking ...


Future of tech featured at electronics show
Oct 16, 2014
Major electronics and information technology companies from around the world have gathered in Gyeonggi-do (Gyeonggi Province). The 2014 Korea Electronics Show (KES), which continues until October 17 at the KINTEX in Goyang, Gyeonggi-do, includes both the International Semiconduct...


Korea to offer $2 million for Gaza reconstruction
Oct 16, 2014
Korea will provide an additional USD 2 million in assistance to help rebuild the Gaza Strip, Palestine, following military conflicts between Hamas, a Palestinian Islamic organization, and Israel across the region. Seoul’s pledge came on October 12 when international leaders gathe...