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Commemorative Address by President Park Geun-hye on the...
Aug 15, 2015
My fellow citizens, our seven million compatriots overseas, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, This is a historic day that marks both the 70th anniversary of our liberation and the 67th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Korea. I join the entire Korean people in sharing the excit...

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Remarks at the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Restorat...
Aug 05, 2015
My fellow Koreans, distinguished guests, In this year marking the 70th anniversary of our liberation and the 70th year of our division, I am delighted to be able to take the first step towards restoring the Gyeongwon Line – a railway that used to connect the two halves of the Korean Peninsula at the waist. ...

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Remarks by President Park Geun-hye at the opening of th...
Jun 19, 2015
I wholeheartedly congratulate you on the opening of the 2015 Seoul Conference of the International Council of Nurses and Council of National Representatives. I warmly welcome the participating nurses from around the world, WHO Director-General Margaret Chan and other distinguished guests to Korea. My appreci...

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Remarks by President Park Geun-hye at the Joint Commiss...
Mar 12, 2015
Proud newly commissioned military officers, families and distinguished guests, I offer my heartfelt congratulations on the commissioning of 6,478 new officers who are about to take the first step as distinguished leaders of the Republic of Korea Armed Forces. First and foremost, I would like to commend all of...

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Address by President Park Geun-hye on the 96th March 1s...
Mar 01, 2015
Fellow Koreans, seven million overseas compatriots and the brethren in the North, decorated patriots who fought for the nation’s independence and distinguished guests, Today, we are gathered here to honor the noble spirit of the March First Independence Movement in commemoration of its 96th anniversary. In th...

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Remarks by the President at the New Year Press Conferen...
Jan 12, 2015
Fellow Koreans, 2015, a new year full of hope, has dawned. I wish you all and your families abundant happiness and peace. Over the past year, there were many difficulties at home and abroad, but we have overcome them all and entered the Year of the Blue Sheep. All this has been possible thanks to your unwavering and st...

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President Park Geun-hye`s New Year`s Message to the Nat...
Dec 31, 2014
Fellow Koreans, New year 2015, the Year of the Sheep, has dawned. I hope all your dreams and hopes will come true throughout the year. This historic year marks the 70th anniversary of liberation and, at the same time, of the division of the country. Over the past 70 years, all Koreans came together to achieve the Mirac...

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Keynote Address at the 7th World Policy Conference
Dec 16, 2014
President of IFRI Thierry de Montbrial Excellencies,Ladies and Gentlemen, I offer my sincere congratulations on the opening of the 7th World Policy Conference. Since its launch in 2008, the World Policy Conference has been a blue-ribbon forum spearheading discussions on global governance. I find it very meaningful that...

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Address by President Park Geun-hye at the National Asse...
Oct 29, 2014
Address by President Park Geun-hye at the National Assembly on Government Proposal for FY 2015 Budget Plan and Fiscal Operations Fellow Koreans, Honorable Speaker Chung Ui-hwa and distinguished members of the National Assembly, I am pleased to be here to explain to you, as I promised last year, the government’s budge...

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Address by President Park Geun-hye on the 66th Armed Fo...
Oct 01, 2014
Members of the Armed Forces and distinguished guests from home and abroad, I wholeheartedly congratulate you on the 66th Armed Forces Day. I pay my profound respects to all the fallen soldiers who have given their lives to defend the country since the founding of the Armed Forces and thereby helped shape the Republic o...