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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...

Radio and internet address to the nation by President L...
Mar 21, 2011
Good morning, fellow Koreans,       Many precious lives have been lost because of the recent catastrophic earthquake in Japan. It was an act of nature beyond human control. As soon as a memorial altar was set up in the Embassy of Japan in Seoul, I went there to convey my deepest sympathy to the Japan...

Radio and internet address to the nation by President L...
Mar 07, 2011
Good morning, fellow Koreans, On March 4, a total of 5,309 young cadets were newly commissioned as proud officers of the Republic of Korea Armed Forces on the parade field of Gyeryong-dae, the combined headquarters of the Army, Navy and Air Force. It was the first time to hold a joint commissioning ceremony since th...

Radio and internet address to the nation by President L...
Feb 21, 2011
    Good morning, fellow Koreans, On Liberation Day last year, I put forward “fair society” as a new national vision. I did so because Korea will be able to become an advanced nation in a true sense only when our society not only makes quantitative growth but also takes a qualitative step f...

Radio and internet address to the nation by President L...
Feb 07, 2011
Good morning, fellow Koreans, I hope all of you enjoyed the long Lunar New Year holidays with your family. It was fortunate that the cold weather eased when the holidays began. We have had an unusually cold winter this year. This cold spell was the longest in 104 years since meteorological record keeping started ...

Radio and internet address to the nation by President L...
Feb 07, 2011
      Good morning, fellow Koreans, A few days ago, I made a visit to Hoengseong in Gangwon Province where people were taking preventive measures against foot-and-mouth disease (FMD). Despite freezing temperatures, which were worse on that particular day, a large number of military troops, police...

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...