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Korea-Iran Summit (May 2016)
President Park Geun-hye held summit talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran on May 2. The summit had a fruitful outcome with the signing of a total of 66 memorandums of understanding (MOUs), including 59 that covered business and the economy.

Both leaders have adopted a joint statement in support of a world without nuclear weapons and the peaceful unification of the Korean Peninsula as the outcome of the Korea-Iran summit.

Current Affairs Presidential visit to Iran

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Korea-Mexico Summit (April 2016)
Park Geun-hye and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto held summit talks on April 4 at the National Palace in Mexico City. In regard to issues related to the Korean Peninsula, President Pena Nieto said that Mexico will fully implement the U.N. Security Council Resolution and actively cooperate in pressuring North Korea.

The two leaders agreed to extend cooperation at the policy level on the arts and sports. On the occasion of the Korea-Mexico summit, both presidents agreed to bolster cooperation on culture and the creative industries by connecting both countries’ cultural capabilities to industrial development.

Current Affairs Presidential visit to Washington, Mexico

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Korea-U.S., Japan Summit (March 2016)
Leaders from Korea, the U.S. and Japan have agreed to increase cooperation on security in order to encourage North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons program.

President Park Geun-hye attended the trilateral summit with U.S. President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Washington Convention Center on March 31. After the summit, the three leaders issued a joint press statement, sending a hard-line message that there would be no survival for the Pyongyang regime without abandoning its nuclear weapons.

Current Affairs Presidential visit to Washington, Mexico

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Korea- Poland, Hungary, Slovakia Summit (December 2015)
President Park Geun-hye held a series of bilateral summits with the prime ministers of Poland, Hungary and Slovakia on Dec. 3 in Prague.

Leaders from Korea and four Central European countries came together for summit talks on Dec. 3 in Prague. The Visegrad Group, or V4, is an alliance of four Central European states: the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. This summit marked the first time that a Korean leader met with the V4, and President Park Geun-hye was able to meet Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka, Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico first-hand.
Current Affairs Presidential visit to COP21, Central Europe

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Korea-Czech Summit (December 2016)
President Park Geun-hye and Czech President Milos Zeman held summit talks on Dec. 2 in Prague. The two leaders welcomed the adoption of an action plan designed to concretely develop their strategic partnership, to which both countries agreed in February this year. They discussed measures to substantially boost bilateral cooperation on the management of state affairs, the economy, the arts and other sectors.
Current Affairs Presidential visit to COP21, Central Europe

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Korea-Iceland Summit (November 2015)
Korea and Iceland have agreed to enhance bilateral cooperation in the Arctic.

President Park Geun-hye held a summit with her Icelandic counterpart, President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, at Cheong Wa Dae on Nov. 9.

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Korea-France Summit (November 2015)
The leaders of Korea and France have mapped an action plan to strengthen bilateral cooperation as comprehensive partners that will cover a wide range of areas.

President Park Geun-hye and her French counterpart President François Hollande held a summit at Cheong Wa Dae on Nov. 4 and adopted the so-called "Action Plan for a 21st Century Strengthened Comprehensive Partnership," which covers bilateral cooperation across 11 sectors.

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Korea-Japan Summit (November 2015)
President Park Geun-hye and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have agreed to accelerate talks in order to resolve issues surrounding the "comfort women" victims of sexual slavery.

They met during the Korea-Japan summit talks that took place on Nov. 2 at Cheong Wa Dae.
Current Affairs The 6th Korea-Japan-China Summit

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Korea-Japan-China Summit (November 2015)
President Park Geun-hye, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang emphasized cooperation among their three nations on Nov. 1.

The three leaders held the sixth Trilateral Summit Meeting at Cheong Wa Dae where they adopted the Joint Declaration for Peace and Cooperation in Northeast Asia.
Current Affairs The 6th Korea-Japan-China Summit

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Korea-Botswana Summit (October, 2015)
President Park Geun-hye held summit talks with Botswana President Seretse Khama Ian Khama on Oct. 23 to discuss measures to extend cooperation on the energy and infrastructure industries.

The two countries agreed that more Korean firms should participate in Botswana’s National Development Plan, worth some USD 2.6 billion. This long-term development plan involves the construction of solar thermal power plants and coal-fired thermal power plants, and the installation of large networks of water pipes.