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Korea, Switzerland to cooperate on science, technology,...
Jan 21, 2014
President Park Geun-hye, currently on her state visit to Switzerland, held summit talks with Swiss President Didier Burkhalter in Bern on January 21 (Korean time). The two leaders agreed to strengthen bilateral cooperation in science, technology, vocational training and education...


No. of public libraries to increase to 1,100 in five ye...
Jan 20, 2014
The government plans to open 50 new public libraries every year for the next five years, increasing their number to 1,100 by 2018. In line with this, the number of books per capita will also rise to 2.5 over the same period. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) and ...


President visits Gandhi’s memorial, business forum
Jan 17, 2014
President Park Geun-hye visited Raj Ghat, the memorial to the late Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948), in New Delhi on January 17 to pay her respects to the Indian independence leader. President Park laid a wreath and honored his memory with a moment of silence. In the guestbook, she wro...


President holds series of talks in India
Jan 17, 2014
President Park Geun-hye, now on her four-day state visit to India, held a series of talks with the Lok Sabha’s, the lower house of parliament’s, Opposition Leader Sushma Swaraj and Indian Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari on January 16. They exchanged their in-depth opinions o...


Korean, Indian leaders adopt joint statement
Jan 17, 2014
President Park Geun-hye, currently on a state visit to India, held summit talks with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on January 16 in New Delhi. The two leaders adopted a joint statement in which they agreed to develop the bilateral strategic partnership in a substantive, co...


President emphasizes Korea, India cooperation
Jan 15, 2014
President Park Geun-hye recently held an interview with India’s Doordarshan TV to express her views on the Korea-India relationship, bilateral cooperation in business and other sectors and on inter-Korean relations. President Park said in the interview, which will be aired in Ind...


President gives interviews to Bloomberg, CNN
Jan 14, 2014
President Park Geun-hye recently gave interviews to two leading international media outlets in which she expressed her views on inter-Korean relations and unification on the Korean Peninsula. Regarding the issue of unification, President Park said, “Unification would allow the Ko...


President pays state visit to India, Switzerland
Jan 14, 2014
President Park Geun-hye will depart on January 15 for an eight-day trip to India and Switzerland, making state visits to New Delhi and Bern and finding time to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, as well. This is her first overseas trip of 2014. President Park will pay a st...


Korea, Congo team up on sanitation
Jan 13, 2014
The Korea Environment Corporation (KEC) will launch a new project next month to improve the quality of drinking water and the overall sanitation environment in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In the first such case of Afro-Korean cooperation, the KEC has established a conso...


Gov’t offers athletics vouchers to low-income families
Jan 13, 2014
Youth from low-income families will be able to enjoy a wider range of sports in the future. Starting January 17, children and students in low-income families will be able to apply for this year’s vouchers that can be used to pay for sports lessons, announced the Ministry of Cultu...