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Korea-Kazakhstan Summit (September, 2013)

President Park Geun-hye held summit talks with Kazakhstani President Nursultan Nazarbayev on September 6 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. At the meeting, President Park called for strong cooperation and the support of the Kazakhstani government for ongoing development projects carried out by Korean firms in Kazakhstan.
Both leaders agreed to deepen the strategic partnership between the two countries by extending investments, support, and exchanges.

Current Affairs Presidential visit to Russia for G20 Summit, state visit to Vietnam


Korea-Italy Summit (September, 2013)
President Park Geun-hye held summit talks with Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta on September 5 during her visit to the G20 Summit in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The two leaders discussed issues of common interest, including cooperation among small and medium-sized firms of the two countries in creative economy-related industries, cooperation on North Korean issues, and the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit 2014 and Expo Milano 2015, both of which will take place in the Italian city of Milan.
Current Affairs Presidential visit to Russia for G20 Summit, state visit to Vietnam


Korea-China summit (June 2013)
President Park Geun-hye and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to cooperate on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula at a series of summit talks on June 27 in Beijing. After the Korea-China summit, President Park and President Xi adopted a joint communiqué through which the two leaders shared a common understanding of the need to upgrade the bilateral strategic partnership to a greater level of cooperation for the peace and prosperity of the international community. Both leaders also agreed to extend bilateral cooperation in all areas, including politics, security, economy, trade, society, and culture.
Current Affairs President Park’s state visit to China


Korea-Mozambique summit (June 2013)
President Park Geun-hye on June 4 held summit talks with Mozambican President Armando Emílio Guebuza at the presidential office of Cheong Wa Dae in Seoul. At the summit, the two leaders discussed strengthening bilateral cooperation and exchanged opinions on a wide range of issues, including trade, energy, resources, official development assistance (ODA) and bilateral cooperation between their countries in the international community.


Korea-Uganda Summit (May 2013)

President Park Geun-hye had summit talks with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on May 30 at Cheong Wa Dae to discuss ways to boost exchange and cooperation between Korea and Uganda. The two leaders exchanged opinions on the 50-year old Korea-Uganda diplomatic relationship, cooperation in the international community and Saemaeul Undong (New Community Movement), an initiative led by former President Park Chung-hee (1917-1979) to modernize the Korean economy in the 1970s and common interests involving the two countries, including trade, investment, energy, resources, and development cooperation.


Korea-U.S. Summit (May 2013)
President Park Geun-hye held summit talks with U.S. President Barack Obama on May 7 at the White House in Washington D.C. where the two leaders upgraded the Korea-U.S. alliance to a global partnership. The six-day U.S. trip brought a fruitful outcome in many ways. The visit strengthened the Seoul-Washington alliance and set a future direction for a greater level of cooperation which embraces not only the Korean Peninsula, but also Northeast Asia and the whole world; it enhanced bilateral economic cooperation with further cooperative opportunities in creative economy and culture.
Current Affairs The president's trip to the United States


Korea-Pakistan Summit (December 2012)
President Lee Myung-bak held summit talks with President Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan on December 14 at Cheong Wa Dae to discuss ways to enhance bilateral relations. President Lee and his Pakistani counterpart expressed satisfaction with the ties between Korea and Pakistan which have shown continuous progress since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1983. The two leaders further agreed to strengthen cooperation between the two countries by expanding the level of cooperation in various sectors, including energy development, trade, and construction. They further agreed to extend cooperation in the future in waterpower generation, water resources development, and road construction in Pakistan.


Korea-UAE Summit (November 2012)
President Lee Myung-bak held a summit with Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, president of the United Arab Emirates, in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi on November 21. The two leaders both expressed satisfaction with the progress of construction on a nuclear power station in Barakah, a project headed by the Korea Electric Power Corporation. President Lee also expressed his gratitude to Sheikh Khalifa for the UAE’s support in finalizing a historic contract that will secure Korea’s oil supply in case of emergency. The two leaders agreed to work together closely to ensure the success of these key projects and President Lee recognized Sheikh Khalifa for his contributions to strengthening Korea-UAE ties by presenting him with the Grand Order of Mugunghwa, the highest decoration awarded by the Korean government.


The 7th East Asia Summit (November 2012)

President Lee Myung-bak took part in the 7th East Asia Summit (EAS) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on November 20. Key outcomes of the summit included the official adoption of the Declaration of the 7th East Asia Summit on Regional Responses to Malaria Control and Addressing Resistance to Antimalarial Medicines as well as the Phnom Penh Declaration on the East Asia Summit Development Initiative.
Economic integration was another important topic of discussion, with summit participants agreeing to commence negotiations for the establishment of a Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), which will include the ten ASEAN member states along with Korea, China, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, and India.


ASEAN+3 Summit (November 2012)
President Lee Myung-bak attended the 15th ASEAN+3 Summit in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh on November 19. Leaders from the ten ASEAN member states and their counterparts from Korea, Japan, and China exchanged views on food security, the financial crisis, and economic integration. The leaders reviewed the progress that has been made since the first ASEAN+3 Summit in 1997, agreeing that stronger regional cooperation is necessary in the aftermath of the eurozone crisis and welcoming the adoption of the new Asian Bond Markets Initiative (ABMI) for development of a regional bond market. They also agreed to make a concerted effort to enhance food security by implementing the ASEAN+3 Emergency Rice Reserve (APTERR) and adopted the Leaders’ Statement on the ASEAN+3 Partnership on Connectivity.