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Address to the Nation by President Park Geun-hye on the...
May 19, 2014
May 19, 2014 Fellow Koreans, Today is the 34th day since the sinking of the Sewol occurred. All Koreans share in the pain and grief of the families that lost loved ones. As the President responsible for lives and safety of the people, I apologize from deep in my heart for the pain and suffering you have undergone....

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An Initiative for Peaceful Unification on the Korean Pe...
Mar 31, 2014
Dresden – beyond division, toward integration Professor Hans Mueller-Steinhagen, former Prime Minister Lothar de Maiziére, students and faculty members of the Dresden University of Technology, ladies and gentlemen. It is my great pleasure to visit this esteemed German institute of higher learning. It is also a unique ...

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Statement by President Park Geun-Hye at the Third Nucle...
Mar 25, 2014
World ForumThe Hague, the Netherlands Your Majesty, Your Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen. Let me start by thanking Prime Minister Mark Rutteof the Netherlands for all the great work that went into preparing for this Summit. It is my privilege to address this opening session as president of the previous host country...

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Remarks by President Park Geun-hye at the Joint Commiss...
Mar 07, 2014
Our proud new military officers, families and distinguished guests, I wholeheartedly congratulate all the 5,846 officers newly commissioned today. All of you have successfully completed rigorous and intense training and are now reborn as honorable officers of the Republic of Korea Armed Forces. As President, I extend t...

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Address by President Park Geun-hye on the 95th March Fi...
Mar 01, 2014
Fellow Koreans, seven million compatriots overseas and our brethren in the North, decorated patriots who fought for the nation’s independence and distinguished guests, Today, we celebrate the meaningful 95th March First Independence Movement Day. Had it not been for the sacrifices of our patriots and martyred forefathe...

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Remarks by President Park Geun-hye at the World Economi...
Jan 23, 2014
The Creative Economy and Entrepreneurship Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen.My warm greetings to all of you. This is an opportune occasion to speak about “entrepreneurship” and the “creative economy.” For in our post-crisis era, the global economy is charting a new course. And many of the global leaders in thi...

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Opening remarks by President Park Geun-hye at the New Y...
Jan 06, 2014
Opening Remarks by President Park Geun-hye at the New Year Press Conference Fellow Koreans, New Year 2014, the Year of the Horse, has begun. I wish you all and your families good health and blessings throughout the year. Over the past year since my inauguration amidst difficult economic conditions, my Administration ha...

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New Year Message to the nation by President Park Geun-h...
Jan 02, 2014
Fellow Koreans, New Year 2014, the Year of the Blue Horse, has begun. I wish you all a year full of hope and the energy of a galloping horse. Despite many difficulties in the past year, Your confidence and support helped us pull through. Building on the trust, we were able to nurture the seeds of hope and change. In th...

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Remarks by President Park at the Opening Ceremony of th...
Dec 05, 2013
Remarks by President Park Geun-hye at the Opening Ceremony of the Headquarters of the Green Climate Fund The Honorable President Jim Yong Kim of the World Bank, Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, distinguished guests from home and abroad, I am grateful to those of ...

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Address by President Park Geun-hye at the National Asse...
Nov 18, 2013
Address by President Park Geun-hye at the National Assembly on Government Proposal for FY2014 Budget Plan and Fiscal Operations A Great Journey for the Republic of Korea; Let's Carve out the Future Together Fellow Koreans, Honorable Speaker Kang Chang-hee and distinguished members of the National Assembly, I am pleased...