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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 Tashk...

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APEC Economic Leaders Meeting (Singapore)
- Time  Saturday, November 14 and Sunday, November 15 - Place  Suntec Convention Centre  Istana (residence & office of the President of Singapore) - Major Events (Singapore time)  Day 1 - Nov. 14  1200 - 1315   Leaders reception & lunch   1330 - 1530 &nb...

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Presidential visit to East Asian Countries
■ Period    - Tuesday, October 20 to Sunday, October 25, 2009  ■ Visiting Countries   - Vietnam (Hanoi) - Oct. 20 to 21   - Cambodia (Phnom Penh) - Oct. 22 to 23   - Hua Hin (Thailand) - Oct. 24 to 25  ■ Major Events - Vietnam (Oct. 20-21)   &nb...

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President Lee's 2009 visit to European countries
  President Lee Myung-bak made an 8-day visit to Europe to attend the extended G-8 summit meeting in Italy and to visit Poland and Sweden from July 7 to 14, 2009. In Poland, the first destination of the presidential trip, Lee and Polish President Lech Kaczynski agreed to strengthen the bilateral cooperation in en...

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ASEAN-Korea Commemorative Summit
At the ASEAN-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit, the leaders of the 11 countries discussed the developments of 20-year cooperative relations between Korea and the countries in the ASEAN region and future directions for progress and methods to combat current global issues, such as the financial crisis and climate ch...

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President Lee Myung-bak's one-day visit to Japan
President Lee Myung-bak made a one-day visit to Tokyo on June 28 to hold talks with Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso. At the summit, President Lee and the Japanese leader agreed to arrange for a five-way consultation, involving South Korea, Japan, China, the United States and Russia, to realize the denuclearization of ...

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President Lee Myung-bak’s 2009 U.S. trip
President Lee Myung-bak visited the United States from June 15 to 17 to hold summit talks with U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C. This is President Lee’s fist U.S. visit since the beginning of the Obama administration. At the summit, the two leaders adopted "The Joint Vision for the Alliance of the Republi...

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President Lee Myung-bak's state visits to Uzbekistan, K...
At the ASEAN-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit, the leaders of the 11 countries gathered to discuss the developments of 20-year cooperative relations between Korea and the countries in the ASEAN region and future directions for progress and methods to combat current global issues, such as the financial crisis and ...

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ASEAN+3 Summit in Thailand
President Lee Myung-bak visited Thailand from Apr. 10 to 11 to attend the 12th Korea-ASEAN summit, the 12th ASEAN+3 Summit, and the fourth East Asia Summit. At the 12th ASEAN+3 summit, he called for cooperation in implementing macroeconomic policies, putting a curb on trade protectionism, and achieving the Multilateral...

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London G-20 summit
During the second G20 summit of national leaders held in London on Apr. 2, President Lee Myung-bak had summit meetings with Great Britain, Japan, Australia, the United States and China. He discussed global collaboration for economic recovery and responsive measures toward the North Korean missile launch plan with heads...

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Presidential Tour of New Zealand, Australia and Indonesia
President Lee Myung-bak visited three southern Pacific countries from Mar. 3 to 8 to fortify green energy ties with them. During his state visit to New Zealand on Mar. 3-4, President Lee met with Governor-General Anand Satyanand and held a summit with Prime Minister John Key. The summit agenda items included the start ...