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Presidential trip to 4 South American countries
President Park Geun-hye is embarking on a journey to four South American countries, visiting Colombia, Peru, Chile and Brazil from April 16 to April 27. The president began her itinerary in Bogota, Colombia, from April 16 to 18, where she held summit talks with Colo...


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...


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  ...


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...


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...


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...


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...