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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...

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Radio and internet address to the nation by President L...
Feb 20, 2012
Good morning, fellow Koreans, Today, Prime Minister Kim Hwang-sik is scheduled to make public the Government’s comprehensive measures to root out school violence. Last December in Daegu, a case of school bullying led to a middle school student taking his own life. The Government did not come up with measures immediat...

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Radio and internet address to the nation by President L...
Jan 16, 2012
Good morning, fellow Koreans,  I returned home last week from the state visit to China. The two countries that mark the 20th anniversary of diplomatic ties this year have so far made remarkable progress in our bilateral relations. Every year, approximately 6.5 million visitors travel back and forth between our tw...

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Radio and internet address to the nation by President L...
Dec 12, 2011
Fellow Koreans, business leaders and workers as well as distinguished guests joining us here today, Good evening,   On December 5, we finally ushered in the era of US$1 trillion in trade.   Following such countries as the United States, Germany, China and Japan, Korea has now become the ninth country to do...

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Radio and internet address to the nation by President L...
Nov 28, 2011
    Good morning, fellow Koreans,  It seems that we are already on the threshold of winter with chilly winds and fallen leaves. As the temperature has suddenly dropped, many people, especially those who are selling things in the markets and working outdoors, must be having a tough time.   ...