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Radio and internet address to the nation by President L...
Jan 10, 2011
Good morning, fellow Koreans, I started off the first day of the New Year by paying tribute at Seoul National Cemetery. While I was there, I prayed that the nation’s fortunes would further prosper. We are now setting a milestone for increasing our national fortunes by turning crises into opportunities. In ...

New Year policy address to the nation
Jan 03, 2011
  New Year Policy Address to the Nation Toward an Advanced, Leading Country During the Next Decade     1. Significance of 2010 and 2011 Good morning, fellow Koreans, The New Year of the Rabbit, 2011, has dawned. The rabbit is a symbol of wisdom and abundance, and I hope it will bring all Koreans...

Radio and internet address to the nation by President L...
Dec 27, 2010
Good morning, fellow Koreans,   There have been many big and important events for the country throughout this year. Many of them have pleased us, but some have been difficult to deal with.   During this single year when we marked the 60th anniversary of the Korean War, North Korea perpetrated two armed pr...

Radio and internet address to the nation by President L...
Nov 01, 2010
   Good morning, fellow Koreans, The G20 Seoul Summit is just 10 days away. It is the premier global economic forum that will help reorient the world economy in the wake of the global financial crisis. As The Wall Street Journal put it, the G20 is now serving as a board of directors for the world economy....

Radio and internet address to the nation by President L...
Oct 18, 2010
Good morning, fellow Koreans, Today I am giving my 50th radio address to the nation. I am grateful to you all for having listened to it over the past two years since October 2008. Now, I would like to speak with you about the questions and suggestions posted up on the bulletin board of Cheong Wa Dae website, Twitter...

Radio and internet address to the nation by President L...
Oct 04, 2010
  Good morning, fellow Koreans, I am now staying in Brussels, Belgium to attend the 8th Asia-Europe Meeting Summit and the Korea-EU Summit. The ASEM Summit this time is being attended by leaders from 46 countries in all, including 27 from the EU, 16 from Asia and new members Russia, Australia and New Z...

Radio and Internet address to the nation by President L...
Sep 20, 2010
Good morning, fellow Koreans, Chuseok, the Harvest Moon Festival, is just two days away, but fruits and vegetables are still fetching high prices. Due to frequent typhoons and heavy rains this month, fruit and vegetable prices have soared. It is also very worrisome that our farms are suffering serious damage. In a b...

Radio and Internet address to the nation by President L...
Sep 06, 2010
Good morning, my fellow Koreans,   Last week, a powerful typhoon passed through Korea for the first time in 15 years. Typhoon Kompasu slammed the Peninsula hard and left us with much damage. I frequently checked on the real-time situation caused by the typhoon. Despite the efforts made by all of us, including th...

Radio and Internet address to the nation by President L...
Aug 23, 2010
Good morning, my fellow Koreans, It is still hot during the day, but the period of Cheoseo, the limit of heat, is here. According to 24 solar divisions of the year, this period marks the end of hot summer. Soon we will be able to hear the songs of autumn insects in the grass. That will surely soothe our tired minds....

Address by President Lee on the 65th Anniversary of Lib...
Aug 15, 2010
Marching together toward a greater Republic of Korea   Fellow citizens, our brethren in the North and compatriots residing overseas, distinguished guests from home and abroad,   I join all Koreans in celebrating the 65th anniversary of liberation today.   I pay tribute with a solemn heart to our pa...