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Forestry aid reaches out across Asia, Africa
Jun 03, 2014
Korea has shared its tree-planting expertise and forestry practices with Asian and African countries. From May 26 to June 2, the Korea Forest Service (KFS) hosted an invitational training program, the Forest Management Capacity Building Program, for 12 officials in charge of fore...

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Asia's largest medical, health exhibition comes to a cl...
Jun 02, 2014
Bio & Medical Korea 2014, one of Asia's biggest medical and health fairs, was held over three days beginning May 28. Held at KINTEX in Gyeonggi-do (Gyeonggi Province), northwest of Seoul, the event featured 300 pharmaceutical companies, medical equipment manufacturers and hos...

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President Park meets N. Korean human rights UN chair Ki...
Jun 02, 2014
President Park Geun-hye met Michael Donald Kirby, chair of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic Peoples' Republic of Korea (COI), and discussed with him the activity of the commission, North Korean human rights and South Korea's policy toward the North, ...

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Korea clear of 4 animal diseases
Jun 02, 2014
Korea has recently been declared free from mad cow disease, foot and mouth disease (FMD) and two other animal diseases. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs announced on May 28 that a resolution to admit Korea’s free status from FMD, bovine spongiform encephalopa...

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President attends prayer for ferry victims, missing peo...
Jun 02, 2014
President Park Geun-hye attended a special prayer session at the Myungsung Church in Seoul on June 1, at 7 p.m. to console those who have suffered because of the Sewol ferry sinking and to pray for a recovery from this tragic accident. President Park comforted the bereaved f...

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President Park meets Singapore's Temasek executives
May 30, 2014
President Park Geun-hye met with executives from Temasek Holdings, Singapore's sovereign wealth fund, and discussed expanding the fund's investments in Korea and other matters of mutual interest. "I am glad that the Temasek Connection conference is being held in Korea this year, ...

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President Park warns on ‘nuclear domino effect’
May 30, 2014
President Park Geun-hye has warned that a new nuclear test by North Korea could lead to, “a nuclear domino effect,” that might provide its neighbors with a pretext to arm themselves with nuclear weapons, as she sat down with Wall Street Journal Managing Editor Gerard Baker in Seo...

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Korea shares plant quarantine knowhow with ASEAN
May 28, 2014
Korea will share its expertise and experience with plant quarantine technology and systems with eight ASEAN countries. The Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency (APQA) of Korea has been conducting a training program from May 18 to 31 for 16 experts and officials in charge of plant q...

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President Park meets High Rep. Ashton of EU
May 27, 2014
President Park Geun-hye discussed the Korea-European Union (EU) relationship and major international issues with Catherine Ashton, high representative of the union for foreign affairs and security policy of the European Commission, in Seoul on May 23. "I heard that Ashton, as hig...

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President meets Chinese Foreign Minister
May 27, 2014
President Park Geun-hye met with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on May 26 to discuss issues of mutual concern, including Korea-China relations and matters concerning the Korean Peninsula. President Park began with her sincere expression of thanks to her Chinese counterpart Xi J...