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Radio and internet address to the nation by President L...
Aug 15, 2011
Fellow citizens, decorated patriots who fought for the nation’s independence, distinguished guests from home and abroad, our brethren in the North and seven million compatriots residing overseas,  I join all Koreans in celebrating the 66th anniversary of liberation today. Liberation has allowed us to breathe in t...

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Radio and internet address to the nation by President L...
Aug 08, 2011
Good morning, fellow Koreans, Floods and landslides have brought many people undue suffering. The news of the tragic deaths of the young students from Inha University was truly frustrating and heartbreaking. They were out there doing volunteer work and fell victim to the landslide. My prayers go out to all those who h...

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Radio and internet address to the nation by President L...
Jul 25, 2011
  Good morning, fellow Koreans, The unusually long rainy season this summer is now over, and many of you must be planning on taking a vacation. Many others of you, I understand, may not be able to do so this year as well due to one reason or another. I hope that the economy will turn around for everyone so that ...

Radio and internet address to the nation by President L...
Jul 14, 2011
  Good morning, fellow Koreans, I returned home the day before yesterday from a 10-day African tour that took me to the Republic of South Africa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. Immediately after I returned home, I stopped by the Central Disaster and Sa...

Radio and internet address to the nation by President L...
Jun 27, 2011
Good morning, fellow Koreans, I watched a sad story about three siblings on TV in April; it broke my heart. The children had to make do with free samples of food at discount stores, travel in subway trains aimlessly all day long and sleep in a public restroom in a park at night. They had never enrolled in school...

Radio and internet address to the nation by President L...
Jun 13, 2011
Good morning, fellow Koreans, Recently, various corruption scandals have erupted, and I am well aware of your deep concerns. Corruption has been embedded in our society for a long time. It is also true that we have not keenly recognized the gravity of the problem because of the thinking that corruption is more or le...

Radio and internet address to the nation by President L...
May 16, 2011
Good morning, fellow Koreans, I am now on the plane going back home after wrapping up a weeklong trip to Germany, Denmark and France. The tour this time saw a couple of fruitful results: economic cooperation with Europe is expected to be further strengthened following the effectuation of the Korea-EU FTA on July ...

Radio and internet address to the nation by President L...
May 02, 2011
      Good morning, fellow Koreans, It is now May and flowers are blossoming. It is the Month of the Family when we celebrate Children’s Day, Parents’ Day and Married Couple’s Day. The family is both the foundation of our lives and the source of our happiness. Family bonds and l...

Radio and internet address to the nation by President L...
Apr 18, 2011
Good morning, fellow Koreans. Though a bit late this year, flowers are now in full bloom. Many would consider this to be the best time to go on a spring outing, but there are those who find it difficult to so. Many people with physical disabilities cannot readily go out on such outings because of their physical cond...

Radio and internet address to the nation by President L...
Apr 04, 2011
Good morning, fellow Koreans, Last week, there was a signing ceremony at Cheong Wa Dae for the promulgation of the revision to the Agricultural Cooperatives Act. As President, I held the special ceremony to sign the revised act because it has enormous historic significance. The complete overhaul of the 50-year old s...