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Korea-Iceland Summit (November 2015)
Korea and Iceland have agreed to enhance bilateral cooperation in the Arctic.

President Park Geun-hye held a summit with her Icelandic counterpart, President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, at Cheong Wa Dae on Nov. 9.


Korea-France Summit (November 2015)
The leaders of Korea and France have mapped an action plan to strengthen bilateral cooperation as comprehensive partners that will cover a wide range of areas.

President Park Geun-hye and her French counterpart President François Hollande held a summit at Cheong Wa Dae on Nov. 4 and adopted the so-called "Action Plan for a 21st Century Strengthened Comprehensive Partnership," which covers bilateral cooperation across 11 sectors.


Korea-Japan Summit (November 2015)
President Park Geun-hye and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have agreed to accelerate talks in order to resolve issues surrounding the "comfort women" victims of sexual slavery.

They met during the Korea-Japan summit talks that took place on Nov. 2 at Cheong Wa Dae.
Current Affairs The 6th Korea-Japan-China Summit


Korea-Japan-China Summit
President Park Geun-hye, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang emphasized cooperation among their three nations on Nov. 1.

The three leaders held the sixth Trilateral Summit Meeting at Cheong Wa Dae where they adopted the Joint Declaration for Peace and Cooperation in Northeast Asia.
Current Affairs The 6th Korea-Japan-China Summit


Korea-Botswana Summit (October, 2015)
President Park Geun-hye held summit talks with Botswana President Seretse Khama Ian Khama on Oct. 23 to discuss measures to extend cooperation on the energy and infrastructure industries.

The two countries agreed that more Korean firms should participate in Botswana’s National Development Plan, worth some USD 2.6 billion. This long-term development plan involves the construction of solar thermal power plants and coal-fired thermal power plants, and the installation of large networks of water pipes.


Korea-U.S. Summit (October 2015)
Korean and U.S. leaders formally released the “2015 Republic of Korea and United States of America Joint Statement on North Korea” on Oct. 17 (Korean time).

In the statement, both leaders stated that North Korea’s continual development of nuclear and ballistic missiles is an ongoing violation of multiple U.N. Security Council resolutions. They warned that, “In particular, if North Korea carries out a launch using ballistic missile technology or a nuclear test, it will face consequences, including seeking further significant measures by the U.N. Security Council.”

Current Affairs President Park's official visit to the US


Korea-Germany Summit (October 2015)
President Park Geun-hye held talks with her German counterpart President Joachim Gauck on Oct. 12 at Cheong Wa Dae. During the talks, the two leaders agreed to enhance cooperation in order to achieve a peaceful unification of the Korean Peninsula.

“We both saw eye to eye on the urgency and gravity of non-proliferation in North Korea. We also agreed to join forces to have the North give up its nuclear weapons and become a responsible member of the international community,” said President Park during a joint press conference following the talks. “Korea and Germany will continue to cooperate to help improve the North’s human rights record, too,” she added.


Korea-China Summit (September 2015)
President Park Geun-hye and Chinese President Xi Jinping held summit talks in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Sept. 2. The two leaders discussed ways to develop Korea-China cooperation and how to deepen the friendly, bilateral relationship that exists between the two nations.
Current Affairs President Park's commemorative visit to China


Korea-Honduras Summit (July 2015)
Korea and Honduras have agreed to cooperate on new renewable energies and to try to quickly reach a free trade agreement. President Park Geun-hye held a bilateral summit with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez at Cheong Wa Dae in Seoul on July 20. As part of the summit, the two nations signed four memoranda of understanding (MOUs), including ones covering the energy industry and an agreement to accept the other country`s drivers` licenses.


Korea-Uzbekistan Summit (May 2015)
President Park Geun-hye and Uzbek President Islam Karimov, in Korea for a state visit, held a bilateral summit meeting at Cheong Wa Dae on May 28. The two leaders welcomed the fact that the two nations' cooperation has expanded from energy and building infrastructure to include transportation, logistics and ICT. In addition, they appreciated that their strategic partnership has become more solid with the signing of memoranda of understanding (MOUs) that cover diplomacy, social security and public order.