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Presidential trip to 3 African countries, France
 President Park Geun-hye will pay official state visits to Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya and France from May 25 to June 4. President Park will hold summit meetings with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, and Kenyan President Uhuru Ken...


Presidential visit to Iran
President Park Geun-hye visited Iran from May 1 to 3 to have a summit with her Iranian counterpart President Hassan Rouhani. This is the first Korea-Iran summit since the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two nations in 1962. At the invitation of the Iranian government, President Park Geun-hye discus...


Presidential visit to Washington, Mexico
The above photo shows President Park Geun-hye delivering her keynote speech at the third Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague, Netherlands, in 2014. President Park Geun-hye visited Washington to attend the fourth Nuclear Security Summit at the end March. She will make an official visit to Mexico and hold a summit...


Presidential visit to COP21, Central Europe
President Park Geun-hye visited France to attend the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21). The gathering was attended by more than 130 world leaders and representatives from international organizations. At the meeting, participants discussed a new environmental framework to replace...


Presidential visit to Turkey, Philippines, Malaysia
President Park Geun-hye visited Turkey, the Philippines and Malaysia to attend the 23rd Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting, the 178th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) +3 Summit, the East Asia Summit (EAS) and the upcoming G20 meeting from November 15 to 22. As the first leg of her trip,...


The 6th Korea-Japan-China Summit
Kim Kyou-hyun, senior presidential secretary for foreign affairs, announced at the Chunchugwan Press Center that the Korea-Japan-China Summit will be held in Seoul on Nov. 1. (Photo: Yonhap News)The 6th Korea-Japan-China Summit was held in the State Guest House of Cheong Wa Dae in the afternoon of Sunday, November 1. P...


President Park's official visit to the US
President Park Geun-hye visited the United States at the invitation of U.S. President Barack Obama from Oct. 13 and held a summit with him in Washington, D.C. on October 16.  At the fourth Korea-U.S. summit since President Park’s inauguration, the two leaders discussed a variety of matters of mutual i...


President Park's visit to New York for UN summit in 2015
President Park Geun-hye addresses at the 69th U.N. General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York in Sept. 2014. President Park Geun-hye visited New York from Sept. 25 to 28, for the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015 and the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly. President Park delivered a k...


GHSA 2015 High Level Meeting in Seoul
The GHSA is an effort between nations, international organizations, and civil society to accelerate progress toward a worldsafe and secure from infectious disease threats whether naturally occurring, deliberate, or accidental, and to promote globalhealth security as a national and international security priority.For mo...


President Park's commemorative visit to China
Park Geun-hye visited China early in Sept. to attend its celebration of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. The above photo is from the Korea-China summit President Park held with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Seoul in November 2014. President Park Geun-hye attended China's official celebration in hon...


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 Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. The ...