The Modern Language Assn. reported that Korean language enrollment rose 45% from 2009 to 2013. Overall, language studies declined by 6.7% during that same period, and interest dropped in many popular ones, including Spanish, French and German.
One of the major drivers in the rapid progress of Korean filmmaking has been the support provided by the Korean Film Council (KOFIC). They help support Korean films within the country and promote them to international markets through film-based cultural exchanges.
The Korean Culture and Information Service currently operates in 27 cultural centers in 23 countries around the world. Its master plan is to boost the global image of Korea and assist in events and exhibitions that raise the awareness of Korean culture both domestically and internationally.
Korean and British companies' cooperation is currently underway in the Philippines and Vietnam. If the two sides work closely together to find other areas, the British minister said, they will be able to find more opportunities in other Asian markets as well.
The forum is being organized in three sessions, discussing three topics: Vietnam-RoK relations - economic and foreign affairs co-operation; the Korean Peninsula and regional political situation, and bilateral cultural issues.
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China has voiced its concerns regarding Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) deployment in South Korea, offering Seoul to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) launched by Beijing in 2014.
President Park expressed her hope that Seoul and Doha would take their cooperative relationship beyond politics and the economy.