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Korea expands cooperation with Portugal
Jun 23, 2016
Seoul played host to the third Korea-Portugal Culture Commission on June 20. The president of the Lisbon-based Camoes Institute, Ana Paula Laborinho (left), and Director Choi Young-sam of the Cultural Affairs Bureau, part of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, shake hands following ...

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ASEM culture ministers gather in Gwangju
Jun 23, 2016
Ministers and vice ministers from Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) countries listen to an explanation about the Asia Culture Center (ACC) from ACC President Bang Sun-gyu (center) on June 22 in Gwangju, one day ahead of the opening of the seventh Asia-Europe Culture Ministers' Meeting. ...

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Government 3.0 Expo promotes big data services
Jun 22, 2016
At the Incheon City booth in the Government 3.0 Expo, a woman pedals a bike through a virtual street. The Government 3.0 Expo, held at the COEX convention center in southern Seoul, bustled with visitors on day three, June 21. The expo showcased the many ways i...

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Mongolian deserts turn green
Jun 21, 2016
The once arid Lun District in Mongolia's Tov Province is now being covered with lush trees thanks to the Korea-Mongolia greenbelt forestation project. Arid desert regions of Mongolia, prone to drought and desertification, are now being changed into lush woodlands. ...

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Government 3.0 promotes openness, sharing, communicatio...
Jun 21, 2016
The Government 3.0 Expo kicked off on June 20 at the COEX convention center in Seoul, giving a glimpse into the present and future of the Korean government's online services. The continuing progress being made by Government 3.0, a Korean government initiative aimed at...

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Asia, Europe discuss cultural, creative cooperation
Jun 20, 2016
Heads of the cultural sectors from Asian and European countries will gather in Korea to discuss cooperation. Government representatives from a total of 51 Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) countries will participate in the seventh Asia-Europe Culture Ministers' Meeting from June...

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President calls for more data, more jobs
Jun 20, 2016
President Park Geun-hye delivers her congratulatory speech during the opening of the Government 3.0 Expo on June 20. President Park Geun-hye vowed that, “My government will do all we can to open up data assets that the public really needs, to create more new jobs and ...

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Korea, Uganda discuss military cooperation
Jun 20, 2016
Uganda's chief of military intelligence, Charles Bakahumura (left), and the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Kim Hwang-rok, hold the first Korea-Uganda Intelligence Exchange Conference at the Ministry of National Defense in Seoul on June 16. The Ugandan governme...

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Korea, Vietnam to work on mine clearance
Jun 20, 2016
On June 14, the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and the Vietnamese Ministry of National Defense signed an agreement to work together to clear unexploded bombs and mines from major battlefields from the Vietnam War (1954-1975). The agreement was signed be...

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The most long-lasting thing in tourists’ hearts is hosp...
Jun 17, 2016
President Park Geun-hye speaks during a conference about how to strengthen national competitiveness in both the cultural and tourism industries, at Cheong Wa Dae on June 17. On June 17, President Park Geun-hye denounced those who complain about how few tourists come ...