Gephardt Group Government Affairs has inked a $200K eight-month lobbying and government relations contract with South Korea.

Upon expiration the contract may be renewed for successive one-year periods.

The firm of former House Majority Leader and presidential candidate Dick Gephardt also is to offer "strategic advice" to the Koreans and "work amicably" with its other service providers, according to the contract.

GGA "shall endeavor not only to avoid actual conflicts but the appearance of conflicts as well" that "could render unproductive the relationship" between the two parties.

In February, Park Geun-hye became the first female president of South Korea.

She's been front and center in the aftermath of North Korean leader Kim Jong Eun's March 7 decision to void its non-aggression pact with South Korea and sever the hotline between the two nations. She promised to "deal strongly with North Korea's provocations."

GGA also is working a $300K contact with Taiwan's representative office in the U.S.