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Weekly briefings for foreign reporters

The Blue House will offer a weekly briefing to foreign media reporters to help them better understand Korea’s policies and meet their expanding interest in the country, an official said yesterday.

Presidential secretary for overseas public relations Sohn Jie-ae, who served as chief of CNN’s bureau in Seoul, will meet with foreign correspondents every Wednesday starting April 20 at the Seoul Foreign Correspondents’ Club, presidential spokeswoman Kim Hee-jung said.

The briefing will cover not only basic issues as the president’s activities and schedule, but also major policies that Korea has been working on, Kim said. The move is also aimed at strengthening communication with foreign media and publicizing major policies, she said.

“In the past, foreign media’s concern was largely limited to inter-Korean relations,” Kim said. “But now, their interests have expanded to economic issues and diplomatic matters beyond inter-Korean relations. There will be explanations on those parts.”

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