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ASEAN-Korea summit catches attention of foreign press
Dec 16, 2014
Foreign media outlets paid much attention to the ASEAN-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit that was held in Busan on December 11 and 12. They reported with detail that Korea and Vietnam tentatively reached a free trade agreement (FTA) after two years of negotiations. The Wall ...

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High-tech classroom opens in Paraguay
Dec 16, 2014
A computer-equipped classroom has been opened in Asunción, Paraguay, that uses Korean information technology. A ceremony to celebrate the opening of the high-tech classroom was held at the No. 1 National School of Commerce (Escuela Nacional de Comercio Numero Uno) in Asunción on ...

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Seed industry IP to be strengthened
Dec 15, 2014
The Korea Seed and Variety Service (KSVS) and the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) have joined forces to develop and protect the domestic seed industry. The two organizations co-hosted a symposium on December 12 to discuss intellectual property (IP) surrounding newly de...

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Korea holds bilateral talks with Cambodia, Indonesia, M...
Dec 15, 2014
President Park Geun-hye has held bilateral summits with her Cambodian, Indonesian and Myanmar counterparts on the sidelines of the ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit. They discussed bilateral cooperation and measures to bolster their partnerships. President Park hosted a summit meeti...

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ASEAN leaders show interest in Korean fighter plane
Dec 15, 2014
ASEAN is showing more and more interest in Korea's indigenous combat planes. Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei and President Benigno Aquino of the Philippines both visited an air base in Gimhae, Gyeongsangnam-do (South Gyeongsang Province), on December 12 to inspect the FA-50 fig...

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ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit adopts joint statement
Dec 12, 2014
The ASEAN-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit has adopted a joint statement on its future vision and has wrapped up its schedule. Participating leaders attended the first and second sessions of the summit, luncheon and then a joint press conference. The themes of the two sessi...

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Korea, 10 Asian nations discuss financial infrastructur...
Dec 12, 2014
Officials from financial authorities and related institutions from Korea and 10 other Asian nations have gathered in Seoul to discuss shared economic growth. The first annual International Financial Cooperation Forum was held on December 9 where participants talked about, "Streng...

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Korea, ASEAN share innovation in public administration
Dec 12, 2014
Korea has shared its own experiences with innovation in public administration with the 10 ASEAN countries, including its e-government systems and the Saemaul Undong system, Korea’s set of rural development policies from the 1970s to 1980s. Following the second session of the Dece...

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President proposes Korea-ASEAN action plan
Dec 12, 2014
President Park Geun-hye has proposed to the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) that they should set up a 2016-2020 action plan that would deepen Korea-ASEAN cooperation in three broad sectors: the economy, politics and culture. President Park ...

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Korea holds summit talks with Philippines, Singapore
Dec 12, 2014
President Park Geun-hye held summit talks with President Benigno Aquino of the Philippines and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore in Busan on December 11. The leaders discussed measures to bolster bilateral cooperation. President Park Geun-hye and President Benigno ...