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Address by President Park Geun-hye on the 95th March Fi...
Mar 01, 2014
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 95th March First Independence Movement Day. Had it not been for the sacrifices of our patriots and martyred forefathe...

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Remarks by President Park Geun-hye at the World Economi...
Jan 23, 2014
The Creative Economy and Entrepreneurship Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen.My warm greetings to all of you. This is an opportune occasion to speak about “entrepreneurship” and the “creative economy.” For in our post-crisis era, the global economy is charting a new course. And many of the global leaders in thi...

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Opening remarks by President Park Geun-hye at the New Y...
Jan 06, 2014
Opening Remarks by President Park Geun-hye at the New Year Press Conference Fellow Koreans, New Year 2014, the Year of the Horse, has begun. I wish you all and your families good health and blessings throughout the year. Over the past year since my inauguration amidst difficult economic conditions, my Administration ha...

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New Year Message to the nation by President Park Geun-h...
Jan 02, 2014
Fellow Koreans, New Year 2014, the Year of the Blue Horse, has begun. I wish you all a year full of hope and the energy of a galloping horse. Despite many difficulties in the past year, Your confidence and support helped us pull through. Building on the trust, we were able to nurture the seeds of hope and change. In th...

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Remarks by President Park at the Opening Ceremony of th...
Dec 05, 2013
Remarks by President Park Geun-hye at the Opening Ceremony of the Headquarters of the Green Climate Fund The Honorable President Jim Yong Kim of the World Bank, Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, distinguished guests from home and abroad, I am grateful to those of ...

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Address by President Park Geun-hye at the National Asse...
Nov 18, 2013
Address by President Park Geun-hye at the National Assembly on Government Proposal for FY2014 Budget Plan and Fiscal Operations A Great Journey for the Republic of Korea; Let's Carve out the Future Together Fellow Koreans, Honorable Speaker Kang Chang-hee and distinguished members of the National Assembly, I am pleased...

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Congratulatory speech by President Park Geun-hye at the...
Nov 14, 2013
Congratulatory speech by President Park Geun-hye at the 2013 IFANS Conference on Global Affairs held in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Korea National Diplomatic Academy Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, I am very pleased to meet all of you who are present here to discuss peace and cooperation in Northea...

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Remarks by President Park Geun-hye at the Parliament of...
Nov 05, 2013
Following is the full text of remarks by President Park Geun-hye to members of both Houses of the British Parliament during her state visit to the United Kingdom. Mr. Speaker, My Lord Speaker, My Lords, Members of the House of Commons, I could not have asked for a better time to pay this State Visit. For we celebrate t...

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Remarks by President Park Geun-hye at the 2013 Internat...
Oct 18, 2013
Remarks by President Park Geun-hye at the 2013 International Conference on Global Cooperation in the Era of Eurasia Distinguished guests from home and abroad, I wholeheartedly welcome all of you to this international conference being held to discuss the vision of cooperation in the era of Eurasia. I hope it will serve ...

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Opening Remarks by President Park Geun-hye at APEC Sess...
Oct 08, 2013
I am grateful to President Yudhoyono and the Government of the Republic of Indonesia for preparing for the APEC Leaders' Meeting on this beautiful, time-honored resort island of Bali. Since the global financial crisis in 2008, many countries have worked closely together for policy coordination, and as a result, the wor...