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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 c...


President Lee visits Indonesia, Philippines
President Lee Myung-bak was on a series of state visits to Indonesia and Philippines from November 17 to 22. He was in Bali to take part in several major summits in Indonesia, which is the current host of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and left for the Philippines subsequently on November 20 at the...


President Lee's visits to Russia, France
President Lee Myung-bak paid state visits to the Russian Federation and France from November 1 to 4. President Lee was in Saint Petersburg on November 1 to 2 and left for France subsequently to take part in the 6th G20 Summit to be held in Cannes on November 3 to 4. During his two-day stay in Russia, President Lee ...


Korea-Japan summit in Seoul 2011
President Lee Myung-bak (right) and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda held a summit on October 19 in Cheong Wa Dae. The two leaders agreed to expand the volume of won-yen currency swap from $13 billion to $70 billion in order to stabilize the financial markets of the two countries amid the growing uncertainty of t...


President Lee’s state visit to U.S.
President Lee Myung-bak and First Lady Kim Yoon-ok paid a state visit to the United States at the invitation of President Barack Obama from October 11 to 15. The two leaders attended an official welcoming ceremony on Oct. 13 and held a summit at the White House. On the summit agenda was how to boost economic ties, in...


President Lee's 3-day visit to U.S.
President Lee Myung-bak visited the United States to attend the United Nations General Assembly from September 20 to 23 with First Lady Kim Yoon-ok. In New York, President Lee received the World Statesman Award from the Appeal of Conscience Foundation at a hotel on September 20. President Lee delivered a keynote sp...


President Lee's state visits to Mongolia, Uzbekistan, K...
President Lee Myung-bak paid state visits to, Mongolia, the Republic of Uzbekistan, and the Republic of Kazakhstan from August 21 to 25 with First Lady Kim Yoon-ok. After arriving in the Mongolian capital of Ulan Bator on August 21, President Lee held a summit with President Tsakhia Elbegdorj on August 23. The two le...


President Lee's state visits to African countries
President Lee Myung-bak pays state visits to three African countries from July 2 to 11. President Lee visits the South African Republic from July 2 to 7, the Democratic Republic of the Congo from July 7 to 8 and Ethiopia from July 8 to 11 with First Lady Kim Yoon-ok. The president flew to Durban, South Africa, on J...


The 4th Korea-Japan-China Summit
The three leaders, Korean President Lee Myung-bak, Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan and Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao, gathered together in Tokyo, Japan, on May 21 and 22 to discuss matters of mutual concern that cover both regional and global issues and co-prosperity of the three countries. * Title: The fourth...


Presidential visit to Germany, Denmark, France
President Lee Myung-bak and First Lady Kim Yoon-ok made an official visit to Germany, Denmark and France from May 8 to May 14.President Lee arrived in Berlin on May 8 for summit talks with President Christian Wulff and Chancellor Angela Merkel the next day. The two leaders discussed bilateral trade and investment betwe...


President Lee’s official visit to UAE
President Lee Myung-bak made an official visit to the United Arab Emirates from March 12-14 at the invitation of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, President of the UAE. President Lee is travelling with First Lady Kim Yoon-ok. Presidents Lee and Sheikh Khalifa held a summit on March 13 to review the progress onf the...