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Radio address to the nation by President Lee Myung-bak
Dec 15, 2008
  Good morning, fellow citizens,   These days, I worry so much about the news that it may be unusually cold this winter.   Recently, I read a posting on the Cheong Wa Dae website by a middle school student. Her father works so hard from dawn till late at night, but he doesn't get paid his wages ...

Greetings from President Lee Myung-bak to the 44th Join...
Dec 01, 2008
The Honorable Chairmen Nam Duck-woo of the Korea-Japan Cooperation Council and Yasuhiro Nakasone of the Japan-Korea Cooperation Council and Council members from both countries, I wholeheartedly congratulate you on the opening of the 44th Joint Meeting of the Korea-Japan/Japan-Korea Cooperation Council in Seoul and t...

Radio address to the nation by President Lee Myung-bak
Nov 17, 2008
Good morning, fellow citizens, Today, I am sending my greetings to you from Washington, D.C. It is somewhat chilly and is drizzling here in Washington as if the weather were reflecting the recent difficulties in the U.S. economy. I have just finished meetings with leaders from 20 countries. There was a heavy, ten...

A keynote speech by President Lee Myung-bak of the Repu...
Nov 15, 2008
I am very thankful to President George W. Bush for hosting this critical meeting. The honorable international leaders who spoke yesterday evening and today proved to share the view that the serious financial crisis and stagnation of the real economy that the world is now experiencing are the most serious kind since ...

Radio address to the nation by President Lee Myung-bak
Nov 03, 2008
Good morning, fellow citizens,   A few days ago, I received a phone call from the owner of a small company. After hearing his story, I felt my mind sink. As a parts supplier for a conglomerate, his business experienced difficulty stemming from soaring raw material prices, which rose as much as 50 percent this ...

Congratulatory remarks by President Lee Myung-bak at th...
Oct 15, 2008
Honorable Chairman Chang Dae-whan of Maeil Business Newspaper, former Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern, former Australian Prime Minister John Howard, former Finnish Prime Minister Esko Aho, former UN Under Secretary-General Maurice Strong, and distinguished guests from home and abroad,   I wholeheartedly congra...

Opening remarks by President Lee Myung-bak of the Repub...
Aug 26, 2008
August 25, 2008 Seoul Welcoming Words First of all, I would like to extend my heartfelt welcome to President Hu Jintao who is paying a state visit to Korea immediately after the ending of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Today, I have met President Hu for the third time since his reelection and my inaugura...

A great people with new dreams
Aug 15, 2008
Address by president Lee Myung-bak on the 63rd anniversary of national liberation and the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Korea "A Great People with New Dreams" A Great People, a History of Miracles Fellow citizens, Korean compatriots residing overseas, patriots and veterans wh...

Opening remarks by President Lee Myung-bak at a joint p...
Aug 06, 2008
The following is the opening remarks by President Lee Myung-bak at a joint press conference following a summit with President George W. Bush of the United States of America. I wholeheartedly welcome President George W. Bush, First Lady Laura Bush and Ms. Barbara Bush to Korea. I met President Bush today for the t...

Full text of President Lee's National Assembly address
Jul 11, 2008
The following is the official English full text of President Lee Myung-bak's address given Friday at the opening ceremony of the newly elected National Assembly. Congratulatory Remarks on the Opening of the 18th National Assembly My fellow Koreans, the Honorable Speaker of the National Assembly H.E. Mr. Kim Hyu...