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Radio and Internet address to the nation by President L...
Mar 22, 2010
The following is a press release dated Mar. 22.   Good morning, fellow Koreans, Within just one year, we have bid a final farewell to two of our most beloved and revered religious leaders. Cardinal Stephen Kim Sou-hwan left us a year ago, and the week before last the Venerable Beopjeong passed away. Once ...

Radio and Internet address to the nation by President L...
Mar 08, 2010
The following is a press release dated Mar. 8. Good morning, fellow Koreans, Earlier this year, Cheong Wa Dae held online contests to encourage the public to post their “Letters to the President” on its website. This event was designed so that I could listen directly to the voice of the people a...

Radio and Internet address to the nation by President L...
Feb 22, 2010
  Good morning, fellow Koreans,   Throughout the last week, I was thrilled to hear news from Vancouver.  All of you must have felt the same. Our young athletes have been truly awesome. I was overwhelmed, indeed, by the calm and composed manner in which our athletes competed against other world-class...

Radio and Internet address to the nation by President L...
Feb 08, 2010
  Good morning, fellow Koreans, Today, I would like to share with you some insights on my recent visit to Davos, Switzerland to participate in the World Economic Forum 2010. The Davos Forum is well known for its influential discussions that have hitherto made a consequential impact in the shaping of the glo...

Radio and Internet address to the nation by President L...
Jan 25, 2010
  Good morning, fellow Koreans,      From the start of the New Year, people in many places around the world have suffered disruptions in their lives. Unusually heavy snow and sweltering heat waves probably due to climate change have wreaked havoc in a number of countries. In particular, Haiti i...

Radio and Internet address to the nation by President L...
Jan 11, 2010
    Good morning, fellow Koreans, Much unexpected snow fell at the beginning of the New Year. First of all, I sympathize with those of you who are suffering from the heaviest snowfall in 100 years and the cold spell gripping the country. I am grateful to the many people who have worked hard to ...

President Lee Myung-bak's New Year message to the natio...
Jan 04, 2010
  My fellow Koreans, 2010, a New Year full of hope, has just dawned. Did you have good dreams last night?   Even in the face of crisis last year, we created a new opportunity to advance successfully into the future. We found a bright light in the darkness.   The Republic of Korea became a cha...

Radio and Internet address to the nation by president L...
Dec 28, 2009
  Good morning, fellow Koreans, By the time you listen to this broadcast, I might be on a plane returning home after pulling off a big achievement in the United Arab Emirates where winds carrying sand are blowing hard. It has been about 40 years since the Republic of Korea began to construct nuclear power p...

Radio and Internet address to the nation by President L...
Dec 14, 2009
  Good morning, fellow Koreans, As economic conditions have begun to get better, conglomerates and mid-sized enterprises alike seem to feel a gentle, warm breeze of economic recovery. For low-income families, however, the recovery still appears to be far off. The Government is channeling all its effort...

Radio and Internet Address to the Nation by President L...
Nov 30, 2009
Good morning, fellow Koreans, Today, I would like to speak with you about some good news, something that will make you feel proud to be citizens of this Republic. As you already know from reports in both the domestic and international media, the Republic became a member of the Development Assistance Committee of ...