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  • Chinese vice premier to visit S. Korea this week

    SEOUL, June 26 (Yonhap) -- Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan will make a three-day visit to South Korea this week to attend the 2012 international expo underway in the southern coastal city of Yeosu, Seoul officials said Tuesday.

  • Visitors to Yeosu Expo top 1 million

    YEOSU, South Korea, June 3 (Yonhap) -- More than 1 million people have so far flocked to the World Expo in South Korea's southern coastal city of Yeosu, organizers said Sunday.

  • Visitors to Yeosu Expo top 1 million

    YEOSU, South Korea, June 3 (Yonhap) -- More than 1 million people have so far flocked to the World Expo in South Korea's southern coastal city of Yeosu, organizers said Sunday.

  • Yeosu Expo to host special 'I am a Singer' music concert

    YEOSU, South Korea, June 2 (Yonhap) -- Yeosu Expo will host a special "Survival - I am a Singer" concert by popular South Korea performers as part of the GS Caltex Corp. event, fair organizers said Saturday.

  • Park Ji-sung to appear at Yeosu venue to promote World Expo

    SEOUL, May 28 (Yonhap) -- Korean-born Manchester United midfielder Park Ji-sung will visit the southern coastal city of Yeosu Thursday to promote the World Expo 2012 currently underway, expo organizers said Monday.

  • Yeosu Expo breaks 100,000 mark in daily visitors

    YEOSU, South Korea, May 27 (Yonhap) -- More than 100,000 people visited the World Expo under way in South Korea's Yeosu on Sunday for the first time since the event opened about two weeks ago, the organizing committee said.

  • Yeosu Expo visitor turnout surpasses 50,000 mark on Friday

    YEOSU, South Korea, May 26 (Yonhap) -- The 2012 Yeosu Expo, which has been struggling with low turnouts, reported over 50,000 visitors entering the fairground for the first time on a weekday, organizers said Saturday.

  • Swedish king to visit S. Korea next week

    SEOUL, May 24 (Yonhap) -- Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf will make his first state visit to South Korea next week for talks with President Lee Myung-bak and other events expected to further bolster relations between the two countries, the presidential office said Thursday.

  • Paraguay's president to visit S. Korea next week

    SEOUL, May 21 (Yonhap) -- Paraguay's President Fernando Lugo will visit South Korea next week for summit talks with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak about enhancing economic cooperation and other ties between the two countries, the presidential office said Monday.

  • National pavilions draw large crowds at Yeosu Expo

    YEOSU, South Korea, May 19 (Yonhap) -- National pavilions that highlight ongoing efforts by humanity to harmonize with the marine environment have drawn large crowds at the ongoing 2012 Yeosu Expo, organizers for the event said Saturday.

  • Yeosu Expo suffers from low visitor turnout

    YEOSU, South Korea, May 14 (Yonhap) -- The 2012 Yeosu Expo suffered from very low visitor numbers in the first two days following its official kickoff last week, organizers said Monday.

  • Lee: World Expo to make host city Yeosu global tourist attraction

    BEIJING, May 14 (Yonhap) -- South Korean President Lee Myung-bak said Monday he believes the World Expo under way in the southwestern port city of Yeosu will help promote the host city as one of the world's best tourist destinations.

  • Yeosu Expo officially kicks off 93-day-long journey

    YEOSU, South Korea, May 12 (Yonhap) -- The 93-day-long Yeosu Expo officially got underway Saturday to highlight the important role the ocean and coast play in everyday lives and the need to live in harmony with the world's marine environment.

  • Obama sends congratulatory message for Yeosu Expo opening

    YEOSU, South Korea, May 12 (Yonhap) -- U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday sent a congratulatory message for the opening of the Yeosu Expo and expressed a close bond to its maritime theme, saying he grew up living by the sea.

  • Yeosu Expo gala heralds start of 3-month fair

    YEOSU, South Korea, May 11 (Yonhap) -- An extravagant gala was held in the southern port city of Yeosu on the eve of a world exposition Friday with dignitaries present, heralding the start of the three-month fair.

  • Top diplomats of S. Korea, Angola discuss ways to enhance ties

    SEOUL, May 11 (Yonhap) -- South Korean Foreign Minister Kim Sung-hwan and his Angolan counterpart George Rebello Chicoty held talks Friday and discussed how to promote bilateral ties, particularly in the field of energy and resources, officials said.

  • Lee, UNEP chief discuss green growth

    SEOUL, May 11 (Yonhap) -- South Korean President Lee Myung-bak met with the chief of the U.N. Environment Program Friday and discussed ways to promote green growth, the presidential spokesman said.

  • Lee meets with Danish crown prince couple

    SEOUL, May 11 (Yonhap) -- South Korean President Lee Myung-bak hosted a luncheon for Denmark's crown prince couple Friday and the two sides discussed bilateral relations and other issues of mutual interest, the presidential office said.

  • U.S. ambassador to attend Yeosu Expo's opening

    WASHINGTON, May 9 (Yonhap) -- The United States government plans to send a delegation to the opening event for the Yeosu Expo in South Korea, an official said Wednesday.

  • Swedish king to make 1st official visit to S. Korea this month

    SEOUL, May 8 (Yonhap) -- Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf will make his first official visit to South Korea later this month at the invitation of President Lee Myung-bak, the Swedish embassy in Seoul said Tuesday.

  • Hyundai-Kia to provide eco-friendly cars to Yeosu Expo

    SEOUL, May 6 (Yonhap) -- The Hyundai Kia Automotive Group said Sunday it will provide 51 eco-friendly vehicles to the organizing committee of the Yeosu Expo 2012 to help facilitate logistics.

  • Global women entrepreneurs to flock to Yeosu Expo for annual meeting

    YEOSU, South Korea, May 6 (Yonhap) -- More than 600 women entrepreneurs will get together in the southern port city of Yeosu Tuesday to enhance cooperation among their businesses and countries, the World Association of Women Entrepreneurs (FCEM) said Sunday.

  • Yeosu Expo organizers hold successful dress rehearsal

    YEOSU, South Korea, May 5 (Yonhap) -- Organizers for the 2012 Yeosu Expo said Saturday that they have successfully carried out a full-fledged dress rehearsal to check overall preparations for the international event.

  • S. Korea's largest aquarium opens at Yeosu Expo site

    SEOUL, May 4 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's largest aquarium opened at the 2012 Yeosu Expo site on Friday, about a week ahead of the official kickoff of the three-month-long international fair.