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Remarks by President Park Geun-hye at the Korea-China B...
Jun 28, 2013
Chairman Wan Jifei of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Chairman Sohn Kyung-shik of the Korea Chamber of Commerce & Industry and distinguished guests, I am very pleased to have a chance to speak with business leaders from both Korea and China about the future our two countries will carve o...

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Address by President Park Geun-hye to the joint Session...
May 10, 2013
Address by President Park Geun-hye of the Republic of Korea to the joint Session of the United States Congress Speaker Boehner, Vice President Biden, distinguished members of the House and the Senate, ladies and gentlemen, I am privileged to stand in this chamber—this hallowed ground of freedom and democracy—to speak a...

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Remarks by President Park Geun-hye at a joint event cel...
Apr 19, 2013
Distinguished scientists and engineers, information and communications professionals, Marking the 46th Science Day and the 58th Information and Communication Day, I offer congratulations on the joint event bringing all of you here together. Even as I speak, our scientists and engineers as well as information and commun...

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Remarks by President Park Geun-hye at a Memorial Servic...
Mar 26, 2013
Fellow citizens, families of fallen sailors of the Cheonan and members of the crew, We have gathered here today for a memorial service in honor of the 46 brave souls who perished aboard the ship safeguarding the nation. We also honor the sacrifice of warrant officer Han Joo-ho. I offer my deepest condolences for those ...

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Address by President Park Geun-hye on the 94th March Fi...
Mar 04, 2013
President Park Geun-hye addresses at the ceremony commemorating the 94th March First Independence Movement Day (photo: Jeon Han). 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 th...

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Remarks by President Park Geun-hye at the joint commiss...
Mar 04, 2013
Our proud newly commissioned military officers, families and distinguished guests, I wholeheartedly congratulate the 5,783 new officers on their commissioning. After long and rigorous training, you are reborn today as officers of the Republic of Korea Armed Forces. You have persevered through grueling drills and harsh ...

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The Full text of the 18th Presidential Inauguration Spe...
Feb 25, 2013
"Opening a New Era of Hope" My fellow Koreans and seven million fellow compatriots overseas, As I take office as President of the Republic of Korea to serve in the 18th term, I stand before you today with a determination to open a new era of hope. I am profoundly grateful to the Korean people for entrusting this histor...

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Radio and Internet address to the nation by President L...
Feb 19, 2013
I have been the happiest worker in the Republic of KoreaGood morning, fellow Koreans,This is my last radio and Internet address to the nation today. I have visited with you every other Monday morning for the past four years and five months.My first radio address was aired in the fall of 2008 when the country was hit by...

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Radio and Internet address to the nation by President L...
Feb 11, 2013
The future of Korea is bright because of our inspiring young people Good morning, fellow Koreans,Last week, we opened a space age by launching the Naro into the vast universe. The Naro that blasted off the launch pad with an earth-trembling roar is the symbol of our vision of becoming a space powerhouse and of the chal...

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Radio and Internet address to the nation by President L...
Jan 21, 2013
The nation brand value soaring: from Korea Discount to Korea Premium Good morning, fellow Koreans, The year 2013 has dawned. On the first day of the New Year, big auspicious fluffy flakes of snow fell. Traditionally, the first snow of the year has been regarded as portending a rich harvest and propitious year. I hope t...