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Radio and Internet address to the nation by President L...
Aug 09, 2010
Good morning, fellow Koreans,   We are having unusually hot summer this year. I hope my message finds you well. Last week, we heard good news that made us all forget about the sweltering heat for a moment. Our women’s national soccer team proudly clinched third place in the FIFA U-20 Women’s World C...

Radio and Internet address to the nation by President L...
Jul 26, 2010
Good morning, fellow Koreans, Now that the summer vacation season has started, I hope every one will be able to enjoy a pleasant vacation, refreshing your body and mind. I also recommend that the civil servants who have worked relentlessly with scarcely a break over the past two years go on summer vacation with thei...

Radio and Internet address to the nation by President L...
Jul 12, 2010
Good morning, fellow Koreans,   Recently, there has been news that countries all over the world are suffering from heat waves and torrential rains due to abnormal weather conditions. Fortunately, Korea has escaped such large natural disasters unscathed over the past two years. I sincerely hope we will have anoth...

President's keynote speech at the East Asia Climate For...
Jun 16, 2010
Distinguished guests, Ladies and gentlemen,   Let me first of all congratulate the opening of the East Asian Climate Forum and also offer all of you my warmest greetings and best wishes.   I would also like to wish the very best for the newly established Global Green Growth Institute, or GGGI, which is...

Radio and Internet address to the nation by President L...
Jun 14, 2010
Good morning, fellow Koreans, We all had a really exciting night last Saturday watching Korea’s World Cup match. I was holding my granddaughter and jumping up and down. We were truly moved to see our young athletes dauntlessly making their mark in the world as they did in the Winter Olympic Games. Today, I ...

President's keynote address at Shangri-la Dialogue
Jun 05, 2010
Following is the keynote address given by President Lee Myung-bak of the Republic of Korea at the 9th IISS (International Institute for Strategic Studies) Asian Security Summit, the Shangri-la Dialogue on Friday, June 4. Vision for a Global Asia and the Role of the Republic of Korea Your Excellency Prime Minister...

Special address to the nation by President Lee Myung-ba...
May 24, 2010
Fellow Koreans, I am standing here today, keenly aware that the Korean Peninsula is facing a critical turning point.   My fellow citizens,   The Cheonan was sunk by a surprise North Korean torpedo attack. Again, the perpetrator was North Korea. Their attack came at a time when the people of the Republic o...

Radio and Internet address to the nation by President L...
May 17, 2010
Good morning, fellow Koreans,A beautiful season of fresh green has snuck up on us again. Even though all of us have had heavy hearts this spring because of the Cheonan tragedy, I would like to speak about bright and hopeful things today for a change.Recently, there has been a series of good news about the Korean econom...

Radio and Internet address to the nation by President L...
May 03, 2010
Good morning, fellow Koreans, This is truly the beautiful month of May when there are a number of meaningful days to celebrate, including Children’s Day, Parents’ Day and Teachers’ Day. Marking such a significant month, I would like to speak with you about gratitude. This past weekend, I visited...

Radio and Internet address to the nation by President L...
Apr 19, 2010
Fellow Koreans, this is truly a time of profound sorrow and great shock. The stern of the sunken navy ship, Cheonan, was recovered last week. Our eyes filled with tears as we watched the salvage operation; one by one, our boys were removed from the ship covered in our national flag, the Taegeukgi. My heart is tor...