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President Park's visit to New York for UN summit in 2015
President Park Geun-hye addresses at the 69th U.N. General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York in Sept. 2014. President Park Geun-hye visited New York from Sept. 25 to 28, for the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015 and the 70th Session of the UN General Asse...


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 ...


Presidential visit to France, U.K., Belgium
President Park Geun-hye (right) rides in a state carriage together with Queen Elizabeth II (not pictured) and her spouse on their way to Buckingham Palace in London on November 5. (Photo: Jeon Han)President Park Geun-hye made a three-nation tour of Western Europe November 2-8, 2013. The presidential trip included ...


President Park's Southeast Asian trip for APEC, ASEAN+3
President Park Geun-hye paid a state visit to Indonesia after visiting Bali, Indonesia, from October 6 to 8 for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders' Meeting and Brunei from October 8 to 10 for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) +3 Summit, the 16th Korea-ASEAN Sum...


Presidential visit to Russia for G20 Summit, state visi...
President Park Geun-hye paid a five-day state visit to Vietnam after attending the 8th G20 Summit which took place on September 5-6 in Saint Petersburg in Russia. President Park Geun-hye arrives in St. Petersburg, Russia, on September 4, where she will attend the G20 summit (photo: Cheong Wa Da...


President Park’s state visit to China
President Park Geun-hye paid a state visit to China on the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping. President Park Geun-hye (left) made a state visit to China to hold summit talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping on June 27 (photo: Yonhap).This presidential visit offered a chance for the two leaders to review ...


The president's trip to the United States
President Park Geun-hye held summit talks with U.S. President Barack Obama on May 7 at the White House. The two leaders discussed a wide range of issues, including the Korea-U.S. free trade agreement (KORUS FTA), the progress and new direction of the Korea-U.S. alliance, and ways to strengthen bilateral cooperation in ...


The Road to Free Trade
To support a global free trade system, Korea has been proactively opening its markets and making efforts to expand free trade deals with other countries as a win-win strategy. Through free trade agreements, Korea and its trading partners will be able to increase the bilateral trade volume, eliminate tariffs on industri...