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Speech at UNESCO by H.E. Park Geun-hye President of the...
Dec 01, 2015
Director-General Irina Bokova, Ladies and gentlemen, I am deeply pleased to be the first president of the Republic of Korea to visit UNESCO, and to do so in this historic year marking UNESCO’s 70th anniversary. I thank Director-General Bokova and the UNESCO staff for this kind invitation. As I was comin...

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Address by President Park Geun-hye at the National Asse...
Oct 27, 2015
  Address by President Park Geun-hye at the National Assembly on the Government Proposal for FY 2016 Budget Plan and Fiscal Operations Fellow Koreans, Honorable Speaker and distinguished members of the National Assembly,It is very meaningful for me to visit the National Assembly again in a year to explai...

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Congratulatory Remarks by President Park Geun-hye at th...
Oct 20, 2015
 The Honorable OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría, former Finnish Prime Minister Esko Aho, ASEAN Secretary-General Le Luong Minh and other distinguished guests from home and abroad,I am very pleased to see you all here today.I congratulate you wholeheartedly on the opening of the OECD Ministerial Meeting Daejeon ...

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Korea and the U.S. : Together, Nothing is Impossible
Oct 13, 2015
Secretary Kerry, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen,It’s wonderful to be back in Washington after some two years, and to meet with all of you.Days before I arrived here in the US, the results of a survey of American public opinion crossed my desk. It was conducted by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.When A...

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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...