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Korea-Laos Summit (November 2013)
President Park Geun-hye and Laotian President Choummaly Sayasone discussed ways to boost bilateral cooperation between Korea and Laos at Cheong Wa Dae on November 22.

The two presidents exchanged opinions on how to deepen Korea-Laos cooperation in politics and business, and how to broaden bilateral cultural exchanges and people-to-people exchanges. They also discussed cooperation on how to respond to regional issues involving the Korean Peninsula, Northeast Asia, the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and international issues on the global stage.

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Korea- Kyrgyzstan Summit (November 2013)
President Park Geun-hye held summit talks with Kyrgyzstani President Almazbek Atambayev on November 19 in Seoul to discuss bilateral relations and cooperation.

The two leaders exchanged opinions on enhancing cooperation across a wide range of sectors, including energy, resources, agriculture, development and people-to-people exchanges. They also discussed cooperation on joint responses to issues involving the Korean Peninsula, regional issues and international issues.

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Korea-Russia Summit (November 2013)
President Park Geun-hye held summit talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin at Cheong Wa Dae on November 13. The two leaders had a constructive discussion on the Seoul-Moscow relationship and agreed to cooperate on a wide range of global issues and across many sectors.

President Park explained to the Russian leader how important Korea-Russia cooperation is as Seoul follows through on its policies to strengthen Eurasian cooperation. The Russian president emphasized that Moscow regards its cooperation with Seoul as very important, mentioning his government’s development projects in the Russian Far East and in Siberia and his economic reform plans. The two presidents agreed to enhance cooperation in politics and security in a strategic, mutually beneficial manner in order to achieve co-prosperity for both countries and to build peace on the Korean Peninsula and in Northeast Asia.

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Korea-Indonesia Summit (October 2013)
President Park Geun-hye and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono held a summit on October 12 in Jakarta and adopted a joint leaders' declaration which contains measures to expand bilateral cooperation. The two leaders agreed to conclude ongoing trade negotiations on the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) between Korea and Indonesia by the end of the year.
Current Affairs President Park's Southeast Asian trip for APEC, ASEAN+3

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Korea-EU Summit (November 2013)
President Park Geun-hye held a summit with President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy and President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso at European Union (EU) headquarters in Brussels on November 8.

They had in-depth discussions on extending cooperation across a wide range of areas, including politics, security, the economy, trade, science and technology. The leaders also discussed cooperation on regional and global issues, such as those surrounding the Korean Peninsula, peace-keeping activities and cyber security.
Current Affairs Presidential visit to France, U.K., Belgium

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Korea-Belgium Summit (November 2013)
President Park Geun-hye held summit talks with Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo after her arrival in Brussels, Belgium, on November 7.

The two leaders exchanged opinions on enhancing Korea-Belgium cooperation across a wide range of areas and both regional and global issues involving the Korean Peninsula and Europe. They also had in-depth discussions on Belgium’s experience and role in forming the regional community.
Current Affairs Presidential visit to France, U.K., Belgium

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Korea-U.K. Summit (November 2013)
President Park Geun-hye held summit talks with Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom on November 6 in London to discuss measures to extend Korea-U.K. cooperation.

The two leaders said that President Park’s U.K. state visit holds great significance as this year marks the 130th anniversary of establishing Korea-U.K. diplomatic relations and is the 60th anniversary of the armistice ending the Korean War (1950-1953). They also discussed ways to strengthen bilateral cooperation and exchanged opinions on a wide range of issues, including how to cooperate on joint responses to regional and global issues.
Current Affairs Presidential visit to France, U.K., Belgium

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Korea-France Summit (November 2013)
President Park Geun-hye held summit talks with French President François Hollande on November 4 at the Élysée Palace in Paris.

The two leaders agreed to bolster bilateral trade and investment through the smooth implementation of the Korea-EU free trade agreement (FTA), provide for new growth engines through cooperation in the creative economy and future-oriented new industries, and extend bilateral exchanges in culture and creative industries.
Current Affairs Presidential visit to France, U.K., Belgium

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Korea-Brunei Summit (October 2013)
President Park Geun-hye had a bilateral summit with Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah in Brunei on October 9. They discussed how to boost friendship and cooperation between the two countries, the situation on the Korean Peninsula and their collaboration in both regional and international settings.
Current Affairs President Park's Southeast Asian trip for APEC, ASEAN+3

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Korea-Poland Summit (October 2013)
President Park Geun-hye and visiting Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski held a summit meeting in Seoul on October 22 to discuss political affairs, economics, trade, defense, information and communication technology (ICT), health and medical services, culture and education.

They also held in-depth discussions on both regional and international issues that face the two nations, including issues about the Korean Peninsula. Komorowski‘s visit is the first by a European leader since President Park took office in February.