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Remarks by President Park Geun-hye at the Leaders' Summ...
Sep 29, 2015
President Obama, Secretary-General Ban, Excellencies, Let me begin by paying tribute to all those serving, as we speak, in UN peace missions around the world. They are helping to make our world more peaceful and more secúre. Peace operations can indeed make a huge difference. This is somet...

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Keynote Address by President Park Geun-hye at the 70th ...
Sep 29, 2015
UN and the Republic of Korea: An Enduring Partnership Towards Humanity Mr. President, Mr. Secretary-General, Fellow delegates, I would like to first extend my congratulations on the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the United Nations. I would also like to congratulate you, Mr. Lykketoft, former Spea...

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Closing Remarks by President Park Geun-hye at the Speci...
Sep 27, 2015
Fellow leaders, distinguished speakers, I listened to your precious insights very carefully. I firmly believe that the actual lessons from each country’s unique context will be invaluable, as we develop the Saemaul Undong into a twenty-first century paradigm for rural development. Today, half the world’s popu...

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Remarks by President Park Geun-hye at the Special High-...
Sep 27, 2015
President Kagame of Rwanda, President Choummaly of Laos, President Sang of Vietnam, President Humala of Peru, Secretary-General Ban, Secretary-General Gurria, Madam Clark, Mr. Mohieldin, ladies and gentlemen, Let me say how gratifying it is to see this event take place. For in our pursuit of a twenty-first ce...

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Statement by President Park Geun-hye at the High-Level ...
Sep 27, 2015
Director-General Bokova, distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen, Yesterday, the world community adopted the “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.” The document includes agreed goals that will guide world education for the next fifteen years. With that, we have set out on a historic quest to transfo...

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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...