Wednesday, November 20, 2019

President Park receives credentials from six new ambassadors

President Park Geun-hye (right) receives credentials from new EU Ambassador to Korea Gerhard Sabathil, at Cheong Wa Dae on Sept. 14. President Park Geun-hye received credentials from six new ambassadors, including that from the European Union, on Sept. 14. The presentation of letters of credence to...

Korea, Jordan extend cooperation, exchanges

President Park Geun-hye and King Abdullah II of Jordan hold a summit meeting at Cheong Wa Dae on Sept. 11. Korea and Jordan will expand cooperation on energy, people-to-people exchanges and cultural interactions. President Park Geun-hye hosted summit talks with King Abdullah II of Jordan during...

Korea, Jordan hold summit talks

President Park Geun-hye (right) and King Abdullah II of Jordan pose for a photo prior to the Korea-Jordan summit at Cheong Wa Dae on Sept. 11. President Park Geun-hye held summit talks with the King of Jordan, Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein, on Sept. 11...

World scientists discuss science, technology

  The OECD Ministerial Meeting Daejeon 2015: World Science & Technology Forum is slated for Oct. 19 to 23 at venues across Daejeon. It will bring together ministers and vice ministers from OECD and ASEAN member nations, and entrepreneurs and scientists from all around the...

Make Eurasia one: President Park

President Park Geun-hye speaks during the ASEM Symposium Seoul 2015 on Sept. 10 in Seoul. President Park Geun-hye emphasized the importance of the potential for all of Eurasia on Sept. 10, saying, “In order to realize the infinite potential of Eurasia, it is important to...

Meteorologists discuss future of weather education

Weather professionals from 19 nations have gathered in Seoul to discuss future directions for the development of meteorological training. The 11th Computer Aided Learning and Distance Learning (CALMet) workshop is underway at the Korea Meteorological Administration's (KMA) headquarters in Seoul. The workshop is scheduled from...

President pushes for Northeast Asian development bank

  President Park Geun-hye met with Jin Liqun, first president-designate of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), at Cheong Wa Dae in Seoul on Sept. 9. President Park Geun-hye shakes hands with Jin Liqun, first president-designate of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, at Cheong Wa Dae...

Korea to chair IAEA Nuclear Security Conference

Korea will play a leading role in the international cooperation on nuclear security at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). "I wish to inform the board that the Republic of Korea has offered to chair, at the ministerial level, the next IAEA Nuclear Security Conference,...

Unification of Korean Peninsula will end Cold War: president

President Park Geun-hye gives the keynote speech at the Seoul Defense Dialogue on Sept. 9 in Seoul. President Park Geun-hye said on Sept. 9 that, “Unification of the Korean Peninsula will be the fundamental solution to North Korean nuclear issues and humanitarian issues. It will...

Asia-wide cultural center opens to public

Walking down an alleyway next to the former provincial government offices of Jeollanam-do (South Jeolla Province) along Geumnam-ro Street in Gwangju leads visitors to an underground city. A broad plaza is surrounded by a glass and steel building. The historic venue of the May...

Mozambique, Sri Lanka win King Sejong prize

People attend classes on offer at the Progress Association in Mozambique. The UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize has gone jointly to Mozambique's Progress Association and Sri Lanka’s National Institute of Education on Sept. 8, International Literacy Day. The Mozambican association runs the “Literacy in Local Language,...

Korea via stamps, poet Yun Dong-ju

Wishing not to have So much as a speck of shame Toward heaven until the day I die, I suffered, even when the wind stirred the leaves. With my heart singing to the stars, I shall love all things that are dying. And I must walk the road That has been...

Korea shares disaster management experiences with 7 countries

Participants in the emergency rescue educational program attend a CPR training course on Sept. 7 at the National 119 Rescue Headquarters in Daegu. Korea and seven countries have shared their knowledge and know-how on fire and disaster management and emergency rescue responses. The National Fire Service...

Koreas agree on family reunions in Oct.

Red Cross delegations from both Koreas hold working-level talks at the House of Peace in Panmunjom, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do Province. They agreed to hold reunions for families separated since the Korean War from Oct. 20 to 26 this year. The two Koreas have agreed to hold...

Hand-made shoes tailored to individual size, taste

There is an alley in Daegu that smells of leather, leather goods and leather polish. The so-called “Hand-made Shoes Alley” in Hyangchon-dong, Jung-gu District, Daegu, produces a range of hand-made shoes, exquisitely crafted by master leatherwork artisans. The alley is home to approximately 60 stores and...

‘Korea-China to become regional economic community’: president

President Park Geun-hye says, 'Korea and China will be reborn as a USD 12-trillion regional economic community,' at a Korea-China business forum held in Shanghai on Sept. 4. President Park Geun-hye stressed that a Korea-China free trade agreement would open a new horizon for bilateral...

Dokdo gets new fishing fleet safety system

A new system aimed at detecting the location of each fishing boat in operation near Dokdo Island and ensuring their safety is set to be established sometime in September. Dokdo Island, the easternmost part of Korea, will soon have in place a new facility that...

Foreign media focuses on Korea’s new balanced diplomacy

President Park Geun-hye (left) shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sept. 2 prior to the Korea-China summit in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Foreign media outlets have commented on President Park Geun-hye’s visit to China to attend that country’s victory...

Korean ballet: Dancers become choreographers

What if ballet dancers were to change their roles, from dancing to choreography? The Korea National Ballet is now presenting the KNB Movement Series I, featuring dancers who not only perform on stage but who also choreograph their own performances. This is a first for...

Korean to run nuclear reactor organization

Lee Gyung-su, former chairman of the National Fusion Research Institute, has been appointed chief operating officer of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor Organization (ITER). Lee Gyung-su is appointed COO of ITER. ITER is a large-scale scientific experiment that aims to demonstrate the technological and scientific feasibility...

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