Monday, September 19, 2011

Obama to host state visit for S. Korea's President

US President Barack Obama will host talks and lay on the official pageantry of a state dinner for South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak on October 13, the White House has announced. For President Lee, this is the first state visit to the US. President Lee is expected to visit the US on the 10th or 11th of October.

Notable topics on the table are US-Korea FTA(Free Trade Agreement), which has been a very controversial topic in both nations, 6-Party Talk and denuclearization of North Korea.

Lee will also be in the United States this month to attend the United Nations General Assembly and other events.
In New York on September 20, Lee will receive the World Statesman Award presented by the Appeal of Conscience Foundation for his contribution to world peace, democracy and human rights.
The following day, the South Korean leader will attend the General Assembly and give a speech pledging that his country will take greater responsibility in international affairs.
This will be a very important visit for President Lee's politics, as his political stance has been very pro-USA since the beginning of his presidency, something that has earned both much respect and dissatisfaction in South Korea. 

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