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Radio and internet address to the nation by President L...
May 28, 2012
Good morning, fellow Koreans,After wrapping up a trilateral summit among Korea, Japan and China held in Beijing, China, I went on a state visit to Myanmar on the same day and returned home on May 15. My state visit could not be made public until I arrived in Myanmar because of security concerns. I am grateful to the pe...

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Radio and internet address to the nation by President L...
May 14, 2012
Good morning, fellow Koreans,I am now in Beijing, China to participate in the Korea-Japan-China Summit. At the trilateral summit, the leaders of the three countries had in-depth discussions about North Korea’s persistent threats and its nuclear program.In addition, Trilateral Agreement on Investment Promotion and Prote...

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Radio and internet address to the nation by President L...
May 03, 2012
Good morning, fellow Koreans, Since the 17th of this month, the Government has waged a “war against illicit private loans.” As soon as the complaint call center opened, it was inundated with frantic phone calls. Already on day one, some 1,500 complaints were filed with the center, which was more than 12 times the usu...

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Radio and internet address to the nation by President L...
Apr 30, 2012
Good morning, fellow Koreans,Since the 17th of this month, the Government has waged a “war against illicit private loans.”As soon as the complaint call center opened, it was inundated with frantic phone calls. Already on day one, some 1,500 complaints were filed with the center, which was more than 12 times the usual n...

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Radio and internet address to the nation by President L...
Apr 16, 2012
Good morning, fellow Koreans,On April 11, the general elections for the 19th National Assembly were held safely. I am deeply grateful to all of you for your cooperation. The Government will proactively reflect the public sentiments expressed through the elections in running state affairs. This year, for the first time ...

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Radio and internet address to the nation by President L...
Apr 02, 2012
Good morning, fellow Koreans, On March 27, the Seoul Nuclear Security Summit with the theme “Beyond Security Towards Peace” came to a successful end. Through the Summit, we set another great milestone on the path to making a world without nuclear weapons and to leaving a more peaceful and safer world to our children....

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Radio and internet address to the nation by President L...
Mar 19, 2012
Good morning, fellow Koreans, The Seoul Nuclear Security Summit, which is aimed at safeguarding the peace and security of the world, is just a week away. For two days from March 26, leaders from all around the world, including 53 heads of state, will meet together in Seoul to discuss how to make a world free of nuclea...

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Radio and internet address to the nation by President L...
Mar 06, 2012
Good morning, fellow Koreans, Yesterday was Gyeongchip, the end of hibernation according to the 24 seasonal divisions. The weather is still chilly, but it feels as if spring has already come. In this pleasant season, I have good news to share with you. Yesterday, the contract to develop oilfields in the United Arab E...

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Address by President Lee Myung-bak on the 93rd March Fi...
Mar 06, 2012
Fellow Koreans, seven million compatriots overseas and our brethren in the North, I join all of you in celebrating the 93rd March First Independence Movement Day. I bow my head low in reverence to our patriotic forefathers who laid down their lives for the liberation of our country. My gratitude also goes to the deco...

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Radio and internet address to the nation by President L...
Mar 06, 2012
Good morning, fellow Koreans, Two weeks ago, I visited Turkey and subsequently made a Middle Eastern tour to three countries, including Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. You may have been worried a lot about our oil supply because of the recent instability in the Middle East. During the tour, I met wi...