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Presidential visits to EEF, G20, ASEAN
President Park Geun-hye attends the most recent G20 summit in Antalya, Turkey, on Nov. 15 last year. She is to attend the upcoming 11th G20 summit in Hangzhou, China, on Sept. 4 and 5. (Photo: Cheong Wa Dae)President Park Geun-hye visited Vladivostok, Russia, to attend the E...


President Park's commemorative visit to China
Park Geun-hye visited China early in Sept. to attend its celebration of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. The above photo is from the Korea-China summit President Park held with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Seoul in November 2014. President Park Geun-hye attended China's official celebration in hon...


Presidential trip to 4 South American countries
President Park Geun-hye is embarking on a journey to four South American countries, visiting Colombia, Peru, Chile and Brazil from April 16 to April 27. The president began her itinerary in Bogota, Colombia, from April 16 to 18, where she held summit talks with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. The ...


Presidential visit to 4 Middle Eastern countries
President Park Geun-hye paid state visits to Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar from March 1 to March 9. During her state visits, she held a series of summits with her Arab counterparts. They engaged in in-depth discussions about many issues, including the global economy, world peace and bila...


2014 ASEAN-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit
The 2014 ASEAN-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit took place at the BEXCO convention center in Busan on December 11 and 12. President Park Geun-hye and leaders of the ten member-states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) discussed regional and international issues and talk about measures to bolste...


Presidential visit to China, Myanmar, Australia for APE...
President Park Geun-hye visited China, Myanmar and Australia to attend the 22nd Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting, the 17th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) +3 Summit, the East Asia Summit (EAS) and the upcoming G20 meeting from November 9 to 16. President Park visited Beijing to atten...


Presidential visit to ASEM, Italy
President Park Geun-hye paid an official visit to Italy and attend the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) which took place in Milan on October 16 and 17. The participants of the meeting included leaders from 49 countries from Asia and Europe, the European Council president, the EU commissioner and the secretary general of...


Presidential visit to Canada, the UN
President Park Geun-hye paid a state visit to Canada from September 20 to 22 to meet with Governor General of Canada David Johnston and held summit talks with Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The two leaders finalized the conclusion of the Korea-Canada Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Both leaders discussed measures to substa...


Presidential trip to Central Asia
President Park Geun-hye visited three Central Asian nations – Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan – from June 16 to 22. President Park paid a state visit to the Republic of Uzbekistan starting on June 16. President Islam Karimov held a summit with her on June 17 in Tashkent. They discussed measures to cement t...


Presidential visit to Netherlands, Germany
President Park Geun-hye traveled to Germany for a state visit from March 25 to March 28 after visiting the Netherlands to attend the Nuclear Security Summit from March 23 to 25. President Park Geun-hye attended the third Nuclear Security Summit, to be held in The Hague, Netherlands, from March 24 to 25. The Nuclear S...


Presidential visits to India, Switzerland
  President Park Geun-hye departed on January 15 for an eight-day trip to India and Switzerland, making state visits to New Delhi and Bern and finding time to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, as well. This is her first overseas trip of 2014. President Park paid a state visit to India from January 15 ...