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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). B...


President Lee attends APEC meeting in Yokohama
President Lee Myung-bak flew to Japan on November 13 to attend the 18th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, which took place in Yokohama on Nov. 13-14. Under the theme of "Change and Action," President Lee and other leaders of APEC member economies discussed new growth strategies, liberalization of trade,...


President Lee's visit to Vietnam for ASEAN+3, EAS
President Lee Myung-bak visits Vietnam on October 28 to attend the ASEAN+3 Summit and East Asian Summit (EAS) meetings. President Lee attended the Korea-ASEAN Summit and the ASEAN+3 Summit meetings in Hanoi to discuss ways to enhance cooperation with ASEAN member countries and to strengthen regional cooperation among ...


President Lee's official visit to Belgium 2010
President Lee Myung-bak paid an official visit to Brussels, Belgium, from October 3 to 6 as part of his trip for the ASEM summit meeting, which is attended by leaders of 48 countries, including 27 EU member countries and 16 Asian countries.At the ASEM summit which took place on Oct. 4-5 in Brussels, President Lee had i...


President Lee’s visit to Russia 2010
President Lee Myung-bak departed for Russia on Sep. 9 for a four-day visit to hold summit talks with Russian President Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin in Moscow and to attend the Global Policy Forum, scheduled to take place in the city of Yaroslavl. President Lee met Prime ...


G20 Financial Summit and SICA Meeting
‣ President's Overseas Trip from June 26 to July 2 A. The 4th G-20 Financial Summit      · Date: June 26 – 27, 2010      · Place: Metro Toronto Convention Center, Canada     · Agenda - Framework for balanced and sustainable global economy    &...


Shangri-La Dialogue & Korea-Singapore Summit Meeting
9th Asia Security Summit/ Shangri-La Dialogue    * Date: June 4   * Organizer: International Institute for Strategic Studies   * Place: Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore   * Agenda: regional security & cooperation, building trust, military transparency, food and energy security, ...


Korea-Japan-China Summit
* Title: The third Korea-Japan-China summit meeting* Date: May 29 to 30* Place: Seogwipo City, Jeju-do Island, Korea* Description: The three leaders , Korean President Lee Myung-bak, Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama and Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao come together on Korea’s Jeju-do Island  to discuss mat...


Presidential trip to Expo 2010 Shanghai China
President Lee Myung-bak and First Lady Kim Yoon-ok visited Shanghai from Apr. 30 to May 1 to attend the 2010 World Expo held there. Expo 2010 Shanghai China* Theme: Better City, Better Life* Place: World Expo Park, Shanghai, China* Participants: 192 countries and 62 international organizations President Lee Myung-b...


2010 Washington Nuclear Security Summit
Korea was named the next country to host the Nuclear Security Summit in 2012. The decision was made at the inaugural Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Apr. 13 (D.C. time). The leaders of all 47 nations participating in the talks to discuss nuclear non-proliferation agreed to Korea’s hosting the wo...


Presidential visit to India, Switzerland
● Period   Sunday, January 24 to Friday, January 29, 2010 ● Visiting Countries   India - Jan. 25 to 26   Switzerland - Jan. 27 to 29 ● Major Events   India    - Korea-India Summit & MOU signing ceremonies (Jan. 25)    - Korea-India business lea...