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Presidential trip to 3 African countries, France
 President Park Geun-hye paid state visits to Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya and France from May 25 to June 4. President Park held summit meetings with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to disc...


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 ...


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...