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The Korean daily media headlines and humor

Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015

Your Excellency:

Here are The Korea Post news, The Korea Post notices, a roundup of important headlines from all major Korean-language dailies, TV and other news media this morning:

Lee Kyung-sik

Publisher-Chairman

Korea Post Media

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2. If received by a person other than the intended recipient, please kindly convey the mail to His/Her Excellency.

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The Korea Post news:

South and North dramatically reach an agreement:

The high-level inter-Korean talks at Panmunjom finally reached an agreement 55 minutes after mid-night on Aug. 25, 2015 after 54 hours marathon meeting since the two sides started the talks at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 22.

Based on this agreement, Chief Presidential Secretary Kim Kwan-jin published the details of the joint statement of the South and North at 2 a.m on Aug. 25, 2015. This was disclosed by Presidential Spokesman Min Kyung-uk at Cheong Wa Dae at a press briefing early this morning:

Photo shows, from left: Secretary Kim Yang-gon of the Workers Party of (North) Korea, Chief Presidential Secretary Kim Kwan-jin for National Security (South Korea), Director Hwang Pyong-so of the General Political Bureau of the (North) Korean Peoples Army and Minister Hong Yong-pyo of National Unification (South Korea). They took the picture on the early morning of August 25, 2015 in memory of the agreement reached after a successful marathon negotiation for four days without sleeping.

Details of the joint statement follow:

1--The South and North agree to hold a government-level meeting either in Seoul or Pyongyang at an early date to improve the relations between the two sides and discuss matters concerning various fields.

2--North Korea has expressed its regret over the incident of explosion of land mines in the South Korean side of the DMZ inflicting injuries to the soldiers of the South Korean side.

3--South Korea will stop its loudspeaker broadcasting toward North Korea along the entire stretch of the DMZ effective 1200 hours on Aug. 25, 2015?as far as no abnormal incident occurs.

4--The North Korean side agreed to withdraw the quasi-state of war time.

5--The South and the North agreed to arrange a reunion meeting for the separated families between the north and south before or after the Chuseok Fool Moon Festival of this year (September 27, 2015) and to continue the reunion meeting and for this purpose to have an inter-Korean Red Cross meeting at the beginning of September.

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The Korea Post notices:

Use the 2015 Namyangju Slow Life Festival to introduce your delicious food

Namyangju City, on the eastern outskirts of Seoul, hosts the 2015 Namyangju Slow Life Planet International Festival on  October 8-17, 2015 in a 10-day run, which is an extended Festival from the successful Namyangju Slow Food Fair which the City  hosted in 2013. The Korea Post, a principal supporter, covers the Festival with all its five media units in the following three months and throughout the 10-day period. Related URLs are as follows:

http://www.slowlifeplanet.org/english/Introduction of Festival/Invitation Message

/news/view.html?section=161&category=181&no=1017

/news/view.html?smode=&skey=food&x=15&y=11ion=162&category=182&no=985

As a prominent event of the Festival, the Organizing Committee has a special exhibition program of the food materials (durable ones) and cooking utensils of the different countries, including the following:

1. Rice, wheat and corn from different countries

2. Representative bread of all the countries of the world, including Northern India, Pakistan, Middle East Countries, Germany, Israel, North America, Europe, Italy, Turkey, Scotland, North America and Europe.`

3. Spices and condiments from different countries (such as Coriander of Vietnam, Lemon grass of Thailand, Basil of Italy, Saffron of India and Spain, Turmeric of India, Oregano of the Mediterranean countries, Allspice, bay leaves, Tarragon, Thyme, Close and Star anise).

4. Tableware (such as spoons, bowls, dishes, plates, tablecloth, aprons)

5. Cooking utensils such as cutting boards, knives, cooking pots, pans, cheese-grinder, pasta-making tools)

6. High-resolution photo images of the above for showing at the event site and publication by the five media units of The Korea Post for the three consecutive months.

7. Videos introducing the culture and tourism-related aspects of each country

For participation and further details, please call 010-3388-1682 (Korean), 010-3481-01101 (English) or 5201-1740 (Chairman Lee). Regular phones are: 2298-1740/2, 1745/6. Fax 2298-9506.

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