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Support center for Korea-Iran trade, investment opens i...
Aug 10, 2016
The Korea-Iran Trade & Investment Cooperation Support Center opens in Seoul on Aug. 8. This center is part of follow-up measures after the Korea-Iran summit between Seoul and Tehran earlier this year in May in the Iranian capital.To revitalize trade and investment between Kor...

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Descendants of Korean independence activists to come to...
Aug 10, 2016
A group of 41 descendants of activists who were involved in the Korean independence struggle, hailing from eight countries, are soon to arrive in Korea. The descendants will arrive in Seoul on Aug. 11 from the U.S., China, Canada, Australia, Russia, Kazakhstan and Mexico, at th...

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Korea cooperates with Senegal, Indonesia on disaster co...
Aug 09, 2016
Korea and Senegal have begun sharing their experiences and know-how on training for disaster response and relief. The International Urban Search & Rescue Course was held from Aug. 1 to 12 for public officials from Senegal in the sector of disaster control and manageme...

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Society faces new anti-graft law
Aug 08, 2016
A new anti-graft law is expected to bring about major social changes. According to a July 30 article in the Kyunghyang Shinmun (above), restaurants are developing new menu items priced at exactly KRW 30,000, the new maximum for entertainment expenses, and firms are creating legal...

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Future Omani leaders visit Korea
Aug 05, 2016
A delegation of students from the Sultan Qaboos University in Oman visits Korea for 10 days on a travel scholarship awarded by the Sultan of Oman to successful students. A delegation of academically outstanding Omani students from the Sultan Qaboos University is visiting Kor...

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President to visit Vladivostok for Eastern Economic For...
Aug 04, 2016
President Park Geun-hye will attend the Eastern Economic Forum on Sept. 2 and 3 in Vladivostok, Russia, and hold summit talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Though they have met on various occasions, the two leaders last held an official bilateral summit in Seoul in Novem...

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MOFA Spokesperson’s Statement on North Korea’s Launch o...
Aug 04, 2016
1. The Government of the Republic of Korea strongly condemns North Korea’s launch of ballistic missiles on the morning of August 3, as it constitutes a flagrant violation of relevant UN Security Council resolutions and a grave provocative act not only toward the ROK but also towa...

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Big Bang appointed national 'Creative Icon'
Aug 03, 2016
Big Bang is appointed honorary ambassador for the new national promotional campaign 'Creative Korea.' The K-pop group will take on the role of a 'Creative Icon' starting at this year's Rio 2016 Olympic Games and continuing through to the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. ...

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Foreign minister visits Malta
Aug 02, 2016
Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat (left) and Minister of Foreign Affairs Yun Byung-se (second from right) meet in Valletta during Minister Yun's official visit to the country on July 29. Minister of Foreign Affairs Yun Byung-se visited the nation of Malta on July 29, the fir...

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Saemaul Undong transforms Cambodian poultry farms
Aug 02, 2016
Farmers inject young chickens with vaccines at a poultry farm in Cambodia. This farming community has been truly inspired by South Korea's set of agricultural development policies from the 1970s and 1980s, the Saemaul Undong, or New Community Movement. In the early 1970s, rural...