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Remarks by President Park Geun-hye at the Working Lunch...
Apr 02, 2016
Distinguished leaders, Our concerted efforts toward ‘a world without nuclear weapons’ have achieved much progress over the last six years. In particular, the past three Nuclear Security Summit meetings have produced meaningful outcomes that raised the awareness of world leaders on the gravity of the threat of...

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Remarks by President Park Geun-hye at the Working Dinne...
Apr 01, 2016
President Barack Obama and leaders of countries around the world, First of all, I would like to thank President Obama and the U.S. Government for their hard work in preparing this Nuclear Security Summit and spearheading international efforts to bolster nuclear security. Before I begin, I would like to take t...

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Address by President Park Geun-hye on the 97th March Fi...
Mar 01, 2016
Fellow Koreans, seven million compatriots overseas and our brethren in the North, decorated patriots who fought for the nation’s independence and distinguished guests, Today, we celebrate the meaningful 97th anniversary of the March First Independence Movement Day. I bow my head low in reverence to our martyr...

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Address by President Park Geun-hye to the National Asse...
Feb 16, 2016
Fellow Koreans, Honorable Speaker and members of the National Assembly, Today, I stand here to explain the government’s measures to address the public’s anxiety and sense of crisis, as tensions on the Korean Peninsula escalate in the wake of North Korea’s nuclear test and missile launch. I also want to call upon ...

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President Park Geun-hye`s New Year`s Message to the Nat...
Jan 01, 2016
Fellow Koreans,The New Year of 2016 has dawned.In the Year of the Red Monkey, a symbol of creativity and wisdom, I hope every one of us will pool our creative enthusiasm and wisdom to make the New Year full of hope and vitality.Notwithstanding many difficulties and challenges during the past year, Korea has been able t...

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Address to the Nation on the Agreement on the 'Comfort ...
Dec 31, 2015
Fellow Koreans,On December 28, the Korean Government concluded negotiations on the “comfort women” issue – an issue which defied resolution for 24 long years since it had first been officially raised and which remained the most challenging agenda for the Korea-Japan relationship.The wounds stemming from the “comfort wo...

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Speech at UNESCO by H.E. Park Geun-hye President of the...
Dec 01, 2015
Director-General Irina Bokova, Ladies and gentlemen, I am deeply pleased to be the first president of the Republic of Korea to visit UNESCO, and to do so in this historic year marking UNESCO’s 70th anniversary. I thank Director-General Bokova and the UNESCO staff for this kind invitation. As I was comin...

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Address by President Park Geun-hye at the National Asse...
Oct 27, 2015
  Address by President Park Geun-hye at the National Assembly on the Government Proposal for FY 2016 Budget Plan and Fiscal Operations Fellow Koreans, Honorable Speaker and distinguished members of the National Assembly,It is very meaningful for me to visit the National Assembly again in a year to explai...

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Congratulatory Remarks by President Park Geun-hye at th...
Oct 20, 2015
 The Honorable OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría, former Finnish Prime Minister Esko Aho, ASEAN Secretary-General Le Luong Minh and other distinguished guests from home and abroad,I am very pleased to see you all here today.I congratulate you wholeheartedly on the opening of the OECD Ministerial Meeting Daejeon ...

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Korea and the U.S. : Together, Nothing is Impossible
Oct 13, 2015
Secretary Kerry, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen,It’s wonderful to be back in Washington after some two years, and to meet with all of you.Days before I arrived here in the US, the results of a survey of American public opinion crossed my desk. It was conducted by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.When A...