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Korea-Laos Summit (September 2016)
President Park Geun-hye held a summit with Lao President Bounnhang Vorachith on Sept. 9. The two leaders noted the development of bilateral relations since the reestablishment of diplomatic ties in 1995. They continued to have in-depth discussions on issues of mutual interest, including ways to advance substantive mutually beneficial cooperation in such diverse areas as political affairs, national defense, trade, investment, energy and development cooperation as well as regional affairs, including North Korean nuclear development.
Current Affairs Presidential visits to EEF, G20, ASEAN

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Korea-Japan Summt (September 2016)
President Park Geun-hye and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held summit talks in the Laotian capital of Vientiane on Sept. 7. The two leaders agreed to work together closely on North Korean nuclear weapons issues and to make advancements in the Korea-Japan relationship. As cooperation among South Korea, Japan and the U.S. helped the U.N. adopt a press statement regarding Pyongyang’s ballistic missiles on Sept. 5, the two leaders agreed to work with the U.S. in order to more effectively respond to North Korea’s provocations, including possible additional provocations from Pyongyang.
Current Affairs Presidential visits to EEF, G20, ASEAN

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Korea-U.S. Summir (Septemberr 2016)
President Park Geun-hye and U.S. President Barack Obama have once again declared their will to bolster the alliance between South Korea and the U.S. The two leaders met on Sept. 6 on the sidelines of the ASEAN summit in Vientiane, Laos. Both leaders criticized North Korea’s recent provocations, such as nuclear weapons tests and a series of missile firings. They urged Pyongyang to faithfully implement all U.N. Security Council resolutions.
Current Affairs Presidential visits to EEF, G20, ASEAN

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Korea-China Summit (September 2016)
President Park Geun-hye has told Chinese President Xi Jinping that her administration considers the Korea-China relationship to be important and that it has a strong will to further advance bilateral ties in the future. The two leaders met on Sept. 5 on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hangzhou, in Zhejiang Province, China, on Sept. 5, and the two leaders shared their views on the future direction of Seoul-Beijing ties and on issues involving the Korean Peninsula.
Current Affairs Presidential visits to EEF, G20, ASEAN

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Korea-Itay Summit (September 2016)
President Park Geun-hye and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi held a summit on Sept. 5 in Hangzhou, in Zhejiang Province, China. The two leaders exchanged views on how to substantially boost bilateral ties and how to cooperate on issues involving the Korean Peninsula.
Current Affairs Presidential visits to EEF, G20, ASEAN

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Korea-Russia Summit (September 2016)
President Park Geun-hye held a summit with President Vladimir Putin on Sept. 3 in Vladivostok, Russia. The two leaders discussed a wide variety of cooperative measures to further develop bilateral relations. President Park said that even though Korea and Russia have experienced a range of changes thus far, the importance of the two countries to each other remains unchanged. She continued to say that mutual trust is most important in further advancing bilateral ties, and, for building such confidence, close communication is crucial.
Current Affairs Presidential visits to EEF, G20, ASEAN

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Korea-Mongolia Summit (2016년 7월)
President Park Geun-hye and Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj held summit talks to discuss ways to deepen the bilateral cooperation on July 17 in Ulaanbaatar. The two leaders agreed to touch upon many issues of mutual interest, including the economy, the Korean Peninsula, Northeast Asia, North Korea’s nuclear weapons programs, resources and energy, development projects and the expansion of person-to-person exchanges.
Current Affairs Presidential visit to ASEM, Mongolia

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Korea-France Summit (June 2016)
President Park Geun-hye and French President Francois Hollande have agreed on June 3 to expand cooperation by working together on the creative industries and on a vision of cultural enrichment. The two leaders also held summit talks and adopted a joint declaration to mark the 130th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Seoul and Paris.
Current Affairs Presidential trip to 3 African countries, France

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Korea-Kenya Summit (May 2016)
President Park Geun-hye and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta held summit talks in Nairobi on May 31 to discuss measures that will bolster cooperation on the economy, trade and infrastructure development. They also agreed to work closely together to respond to North Korean nuclear weapons issues and other global issues.
Current Affairs Presidential trip to 3 African countries, France

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Korea-Uganda Summit (May 2016)
Korea and Uganda have agreed to bolster bilateral cooperation across many sectors, including the economy, development and the arts. Presidents of both countries held summit talks on May 29 at State House in Entebbe, Uganda, and decided to expand cooperation in a wide range of sectors. They also agreed to work together to respond to North Korean nuclear weapons issues.
Current Affairs Presidential trip to 3 African countries, France