Park Geun-hye

S. Korean President names Kim Byong-joon as new PM

Seoul [South Korea], Nov. 2 : Reshuffling the cabinet on Wednesday, South Korean President Park Geun-hye named Kim Byong-joon as the new Prime Minister and Yim Jong-yong as the deputy minister for economic affairs amid a controversial scandal surrounding her longtime confidante, Park's office said.

Kim, a former senior presidential policy secretary to late President Roh Moo-hyun is currently a professor at the Kookmin University in Seoul and Yim is the chairman of the Financial Services Commission (FSC), the country's financial regulator, reports Xinhua news agency.

Park Seung-joo was named as the new minister of public safety and security.

President greets South Koreans ahead of its National day celebrations

Pranab-MukherjeeNew Delhi, Aug 14 : President Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of South Korea on the occasion of its National Day to be celebrated tomorrow.

A Rashtrapati Bhawan press communique stated that in his message to the South Korean President, Park Geun-hye, the President has said, "On behalf of the Government and the people of India and on my own behalf, I extend to you and to the Government and the people of the Republic of Korea, warm greetings and felicitations on the occasion of your National Day."

ITU award for presidents of Rwanda, South Korea

Park-Geun-hye-Paul-KagameGeneva, May 2 : President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, President Park Geun-hye of South Korea and Mexican billionnaire Carlos Slim Friday won the World Telecommunication and Information Society (WTIS) Award 2014.

They have been honoured by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) in recognition of their leadership and dedication towards promoting ICT (information, communication and technology) development and broadband connectivity as a means of achieving sustainable development.

South Korean president visiting India from Jan 15

Park-Geun-hyeNew Delhi, Jan 9 : South Korean President Park Geun-hye, the country's first woman president, is paying a state visit to India Jan 15-18.

President Park, who is coming to India on the invitation of President Pranab Mukherjee, will hold delegation level talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and discuss bilateral, regional and global issues, a statement said.

The visit will expand and strengthen the India-Republic of Korea Strategic Partnership, a statement said.

The daughter of former president Park Chung-hee, who ruled South Korea for almost two decades, Park took over as president in February last year. (IANS)

India invites South Korean president for visit

park-geun-hyeSeoul/New Delhi, July 2 : India Tuesday told South Korea there was "enormous goodwill in India" for that country as India's National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon called on South Korean President Park Guen-hye in Seoul.

Menon, on an official visit to Seoul, handed over a personal letter from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to South Korea's first woman president. Manmohan Singh has invited President Park to India, which she has accepted.

The dates are to be worked out through diplomatic channels, said a statement from the Indian embassy at Seoul.

South Korean president visits Indian book pavilion

Park-Geun-hyeSeoul, June 19 : South Korean President Park Geun-hye Wednesday toured the Indian pavilion at an international book fair here in which India is participating as the guest of honour for the first time.

She toured the Indian pavilion at the Seoul International Book Fair, spending close to 10 minutes there, said an embassy press release.

It was followed by a brief interaction when Minister of State for Human Resource Development Jitin Prasada, who is heading the Indian delegation, conveyed greetings of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and thanked the South Korean president for gracing the Indian pavilion.

South Korea's first female president takes office

Park-Geun-hyeSeoul, Feb 25 : Park Geun-hye was sworn in as South Korea's first female president Monday, pledging economic revival and educational system overhaul and urging North Korea to rid itself of its nuclear programme.

"The new administration will usher in a new era of hope premised on a revitalizing economy, the happiness of our people, and the blossoming of our culture," Park said in an inauguration speech delivered to some
70,000 people gathered in front of the country's parliament for the ceremony.

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