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Radio and Internet address to the nation by President L...
Jan 15, 2013
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 the New Year will bring great joy to the nation and all your families....

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New year's message to the nation speech
Jan 02, 2013
January 1, 2013President Lee Myung-bak delivered the following New Year’s Message to the Nation this morning.My fellow Koreans, New Year 2013, the Year of the Snake, has dawned. I hope the New Year will bring much comfort to the people and more prosperity to the nation.I also send New Year's greetings to all our compat...

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Radio and Internet address to the nation by President L...
Dec 28, 2012
Good morning, fellow Koreans, We had a lot of snow last week, and it is already nearing the end of the year to harvest its fruits. Again this year, we have been able to pull off many achievements while weathering the rough waves of the global economic crisis. Some time ago, Korea won its bid to host the Green Climate F...

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Radio and Internet address to the nation by President L...
Dec 10, 2012
Good morning, fellow Koreans, The weather has become quite cold. From today, I am wearing long underwear and a turtleneck instead of a dress shirt and a necktie. This makes it possible to further lower the room temperature. All civil servants have also been instructed to wear casual attire to save electricity during th...

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Radio and Internet address to the nation by President L...
Nov 28, 2012
Good morning, fellow Koreans, I just returned home yesterday afternoon after making visits to Indonesia and Thailand last week.At the summit following the Bali Democracy Forum in Indonesia, I reaffirmed collaborative ties between Korea and Indonesia in large-scale joint investment projects that are in the works as well...

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Radio and internet address to the nation by President L...
Nov 12, 2012
Good morning, fellow Koreans, Despite some difficulties, this past week was filled with many historic events for the nation. Leaders of many countries offered congratulations on the “great week” of Korea. I truly want to join all Koreans in rejoicing to the full.The Republic of Korea was elected as a non-permanent memb...

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Radio and internet address to the nation by President L...
Oct 29, 2012
Good morning, fellow Koreans, Despite some difficulties, this past week was filled with many historic events for the nation. Leaders of many countries offered congratulations on the “great week” of Korea. I truly want to join all Koreans in rejoicing to the full. The Republic of Korea was elected as a non-permanent mem...

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Radio and Internet address to the nation by President L...
Oct 09, 2012
Fellow Koreans, Speaker Kang Chang-hee and the members of the National Assembly, farmers, fishermen and small business owners as well as laborers working hard at workplaces, markets and industrial sites across the country, I want to thank you all for your great efforts made throughout this year. This past summer, the s...

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Radio and internet address to the nation by President L...
Oct 04, 2012
Good morning, fellow Koreans,The Chuseok holidays have just begun.Many of you may have already arrived in your hometowns, and many others of you may be listening in your cars.The three consecutive typhoons that lashed Korea this year caused our farmers and fishermen great difficulties.Especially, fish farms and fruit o...

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Radio and internet address to the nation by President L...
Sep 26, 2012
Fellow Koreans, men and women in uniform, distinguished guests, I join all Koreans in a heartfelt celebration of the 64th anniversary of Armed Forces Day.I bow my head low in profound reverence and gratitude to the souls of our fallen heroes, who sacrificed their lives protecting this country.I am deeply grateful to Pr...