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Remarks by President Park Geun-hye of the Republic of K...
Jun 05, 2016
Your Excellency President François Hollande, distinguished guests, It is very meaningful for me to visit France again as a state guest in the year marking the 130th anniversary of Korea-France diplomatic ties. When our two countries established diplomatic ties 130 years ago, we were distant countries whose existence w...

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Remarks by President Park Geun-hye upon Receiving an Ho...
Jun 04, 2016
Respect for People and a Journey Toward Freedom and Prosperity: a Creative Economy and Cultural Enrichment The Honorable President Jean Chambaz, Minister Thierry Mandon, university staff and students, distinguished guests, Today here at Paris-Sorbonne University, a home for intellectuals in France, I am greatly honor...

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Address by H.E. Park Geun-hye President of the Republic...
May 28, 2016
- Mutually Beneficial Partners for a New Future of Africa - Madame Chairperson Zuma, Prime Minister Hailemariam,Members of the diplomatic corps in Ethiopia, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am most delighted to be the first president of the Republic of Korea to address the African Union which embodies the aspirations of one b...

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Congratulatory remarks by President Park Geun-hye at th...
May 17, 2016
President Bang Sang-hoon and distinguished guests from home and abroad,.I wholeheartedly congratulate you on the opening of the 7th Asian Leadership Conference. I also welcome to Korea Indonesian President Joko Widodo, who is making a state visit, Iranian Vice President Masoumeh Ebtekar and all other guests from around...

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Remarks by President Park Geun-hye at the Working Lunch...
Apr 02, 2016
Distinguished leaders, Our concerted efforts toward ‘a world without nuclear weapons’ have achieved much progress over the last six years. In particular, the past three Nuclear Security Summit meetings have produced meaningful outcomes that raised the awareness of world leaders on the gravity of the threat of...

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Remarks by President Park Geun-hye at the Working Dinne...
Apr 01, 2016
President Barack Obama and leaders of countries around the world, First of all, I would like to thank President Obama and the U.S. Government for their hard work in preparing this Nuclear Security Summit and spearheading international efforts to bolster nuclear security. Before I begin, I would like to take t...

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Address by President Park Geun-hye on the 97th March Fi...
Mar 01, 2016
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 97th anniversary of the March First Independence Movement Day. I bow my head low in reverence to our martyr...

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Address by President Park Geun-hye to the National Asse...
Feb 16, 2016
Fellow Koreans, Honorable Speaker and members of the National Assembly, Today, I stand here to explain the government’s measures to address the public’s anxiety and sense of crisis, as tensions on the Korean Peninsula escalate in the wake of North Korea’s nuclear test and missile launch. I also want to call upon ...

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President Park Geun-hye`s New Year`s Message to the Nat...
Jan 01, 2016
Fellow Koreans,The New Year of 2016 has dawned.In the Year of the Red Monkey, a symbol of creativity and wisdom, I hope every one of us will pool our creative enthusiasm and wisdom to make the New Year full of hope and vitality.Notwithstanding many difficulties and challenges during the past year, Korea has been able t...

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Address to the Nation on the Agreement on the 'Comfort ...
Dec 31, 2015
Fellow Koreans,On December 28, the Korean Government concluded negotiations on the “comfort women” issue – an issue which defied resolution for 24 long years since it had first been officially raised and which remained the most challenging agenda for the Korea-Japan relationship.The wounds stemming from the “comfort wo...