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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...

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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...

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President attends Copenhagen Climate Change Conference
The 15th United Nations Climate Change ConferenceMain discussions on: Advanced nations’ commitment to at least a 25% reduction in greenhouse gases by 2020; Emissions from fast-growing economies; Paying the bill for climate change; Replacing of the Kyoto Protocol with a new agreement; and Stopping deforestation  ...

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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...