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Korea-Canada FTA to lift tariffs within 10 years
Mar 12, 2014
Korea and Canada have concluded their free trade negotiations, President Park Geun-hye and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced in a joint statement on March 11. After eight years and eight months of free trade agreement (FTA) talks, Canada agreed to gradually lift ta...


Korea, Canada conclude FTA
Mar 12, 2014
President Park Geun-hye held summit talks with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on March 11. The two leaders announced the conclusion of the Korea-Canada free trade agreement (FTA). They urged North Korea to give up its nuclear program in order to pursue sustainable peace a...

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Pope Francis to visit Korea in August
Mar 11, 2014
Pope Francis has been invited to Korea by President Park Geun-hye and the Korean bishops. Pope Francis (photo courtesy by Apostolic Nunciature in Korea)   During the visit, Pope Francis is to meet with President Park and attend the 6th Asian Youth Day event, from Augu...


Press highlights three-year economic plan
Mar 10, 2014
Media and investment banks alike have recently given high marks to the government’s Three-Year Plan for Economic Innovation. News outlets report that the three-year plan is based on the correct diagnosis of the structural problems in the Korean economy and that it is expected to ...


In unity lies our defense: President
Mar 07, 2014
President Park Geun-hye (center) salutes during a joint commissioning ceremony for new officers in the army, navy, air force and marines at Gyeryongdae, Chungcheongnam-do, Korea’s main military base, on March 6. (photo: Cheong Wa Dae)“Thanks to all of you standing here, freedom a...


Anti-corruption body meets with business leaders
Mar 06, 2014
“When the anti-corruption policy efforts of the Anti-Corruption & Civil Rights Commission are carefully examined, the corruption perception index (CPI) is expected to rise drastically,” said Lee Sungbo, chairperson of the Anti-Corruption & Civil Rights Commission (ACRC), ...


Korea appeals to UN to solve comfort women issue
Mar 06, 2014
Minister of Foreign Affairs Yun Byung-se delivered a keynote speech during the 25th session of the U.N. Human Rights Council in which he urged the world to solve the issue of the comfort women victims on March 5 in Geneva, Switzerland. Minister Yun appealed for urgency in resolvi...


Unified Korea to open new future for the world: Preside...
Mar 04, 2014
President Park Geun-hye emphasized that the Korean Peninsula should be transformed into a land of hope, created through the reunification of the country. President Park said these words during the opening ceremony of the Asian Leadership Conference in Seoul on March 3. “There wil...


President Park meets with former U.S. President Bush
Mar 04, 2014
President Park Geun-hye met with former U.S. President George W. Bush who visited Korea for the Asian Leadership Conference in Seoul on March 3. They discussed the Seoul-Washington alliance and issues involving the Korean Peninsula. President Park received a copy of the rece...


Recognition of history guides future direction: Preside...
Mar 03, 2014
President Park Geun-hye urged Japan to reflect properly on its history and asked North Korea to regularize family reunions at a ceremony commemorating the 95th anniversary of the March First Independence Movement held at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in central Seoul ...