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Today in Korean history

All News 14:00 January 23, 2016

Jan. 24

1963 -- South Korea and North Korea hold their first meeting in Switzerland as part of an ultimately unsuccessful effort to form a joint team for the 1964 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.

1972 -- South Korea publishes its first Trade White Paper.

2000 -- A coalition of local civic organizations issues a list of candidates running in an upcoming parliamentary election and urges citizens not to vote for them.

2002 -- President Kim Dae-jung holds talks with Norwegian Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik to discuss the latest political situation on the Korean Peninsula and ways to enhance bilateral cooperation.

2003 -- Seoul and Pyeongyang pledge to cooperate with each other in resolving the North Korean nuclear issue peacefully at ministerial talks held in South Korea.

2008 -- A Korean-born Canadian aid worker is jailed in North Korea for nearly three months on charges related to national security.

2010 -- South Korean President Lee Myung-bak arrives in New Delhi, India, for a four-day state visit aimed at deepening the two countries' economic cooperation and bolstering bilateral efforts to tackle regional and global challenges, including security threats.

2011 -- The number of foreigners naturalized as Koreans surpasses the landmark 100,000, 63 years after the establishment of the South Korean government in 1948.

2012 -- South Korea signs a bilateral agreement with Bermuda on the exchange of tax information, which officials said would serve as a stepping stone for the improvement in the two countries' relations.

2013 -- Lee Sang-deuk, the elder brother of President Lee Myung-bak, is sentenced to two years in prison and ordered to pay a fine of 750 million won for receiving a massive amount of bribes.

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