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Korea, Iran take first steps toward joint botanical res...
Jul 14, 2016
Ziba Jamzad (second from left), head of the Iranian Research Institute of Forest and Rangelands, looks around the plants grown at the Tropical Plant Resources Research Center, part of the Korea National Arboretum, on July 6. Korea and Iran will now exchange plant seed varie...


Korea, US to deploy THAAD in Seongju
Jul 14, 2016
Lieutenant General Thomas Vandal (left) of the 8th U.S. Army and Deputy Minister of National Defense Yoo Jeh-seung announce the agreement between Korea and the U.S. concerning the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system (THAAD), during a press briefing at the...


Korean, Swiss leaders hold summit
Jul 14, 2016
President Park Geun-hye holds talks with President of the Swiss Confederation Johann Schneider-Ammann on July 13. President Park Geun-hye held a summit with her Swiss counterpart, President of the Swiss Confederation Johann Schneider-Ammann, at Cheong Wa Dae on July 1...


Business delegation accompanies president to Mongolia
Jul 13, 2016
Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj (left) and President Park Geun-hye attend a welcoming ceremony at Cheong Wa Dae on May 19 this year. President Park, scheduled to visit Mongolia this month, will be accompanied by a large delegation of Korean businesses. A business dele...


Korea to support global airfare tax to help refugees, d...
Jul 07, 2016
Second Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Cho Tae-yul (center) speaks during the ninth meeting of the Committee on the Management of the Global Poverty Eradication Contribution System, on July 5 in Seoul. The Korean government has declared that its Global Poverty Eradicat...


Five nations to cooperate on arboretums, botanical gard...
Jul 07, 2016
Seoul and four other nations have vowed to further expand cooperation on the management of arboretums and botanical gardens. On July 7 in Seoul, the Korea Forest Service hosted the East Asia Botanical Gardens Network (EABGN), a symposium that brought together expe...


Korea, Mekong River countries discuss cooperation
Jul 06, 2016
Government representatives from Korea and five countries along the banks of the Mekong River gathered to discuss measures to bolster cooperation on trade and investment. The fourth Mekong-ROK Business Forum was attended by First Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Lim Sung-na...


1.4 million pieces of public data released on new websi...
Jul 06, 2016
The Smart Glam Korea website makes public for the first time about 1.4 million pieces of data on historic relics, ancient books, sounds, videos and photographs. More than 1.4 million pieces of data about Korean history, cultural heritage and traditions, data that use...


Swiss president to visit Seoul
Jul 05, 2016
President of the Swiss Confederation Johann Schneider-Ammann is visiting Seoul this July. Switzerland's President of the Confederation Johann Schneider-Ammann will make a two-day visit to Seoul on July 13 and 14. President Park Geun-hye and her guest will hold a summit on ...


President to visit Mongolia, attend ASEM
Jul 05, 2016
President Park Geun-hye will attend the upcoming ASEM Summit and pay an official visit to Mongolia from July 14 to 18. The above photo shows Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj (left) and President Park prior to a summit at Cheong Wa Dae this past May. President Park Geun...