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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.   ...

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Radio and internet address to the nation by President L...
Nov 14, 2011
      Good morning, fellow Koreans, Now I am attending the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting, which is being held in Hawaii in the wake of the G20 Cannes Summit in France. Right after this meeting, I am scheduled to take part in the ASEAN Summit as well. In this way, leaders of all countries aroun...

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Radio and internet address to the nation by President L...
Oct 31, 2011
Good morning, fellow Koreans,  Last week, we had by-elections. Looking at the results, I was able to reaffirm the aspirations of young people for change. With two global crises that descended one after the other over the past years, many young people feel deep anxieties about their future as well as the present....

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Radio and internet address to the nation by President L...
Oct 03, 2011
Good morning, fellow Koreans,Today, I want to speak with you about the recent global fiscal crisis and economic conditions in Korea. Only three years after the global financial crisis of 2008, the world economy is faced with yet another crisis situation. The recent crisis has emanated from a handful of European countr...

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Radio and internet address to the nation by President L...
Sep 19, 2011
Good morning, fellow Koreans,  The weather is now still really hot even though fall has begun. I hope every one of you will take good care of your health. The Government has decided to foster the stem cell industry as a core new growth engine following the footsteps of the IT industry. To this end, I visited th...