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Avatar of GI KoreaBy on March 12th, 2013 at 4:24 am

President Park To Head To Washington In May

For ROK Heads living in the DC area you may have a chance to spot President Park in town this May:

SEOUL, March 12 (Yonhap) — South Korean President Park Geun-hye will visit the United States on her first overseas trip as president, and the two countries are working on details to set up the trip for early May, the presidential spokesman said Tuesday.

When Park will make her first overseas trip as South Korea’s president and whether the destination will be the U.S. has been a focus of media attention amid speculation that she may visit China first ahead of Washington.

Park “plans to visit the United States at the invitation of President Barack Obama, and South Korea and the U.S. are conducting discussions with an early May visit in mind,” presidential spokesman Yoon Chang-jung said during a regular press briefing.

“The U.S. visit will be the first overseas trip since President Park Geun-hye took office, and this (decision) was made after taking the recent Korean Peninsula situation and the importance of the Korea-U.S. alliance that is marking its 60th anniversary into account,” Yoon said. [Yonhap]

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  • Mooseknuckle
    6:27 am on March 12th, 2013 1

    Will she be signing autographs? Will PSY and Beyonce be performing there as well?

  • Glans
    12:40 pm on April 23rd, 2013 2

    President Park Geun-hye will address the US Congress May 8. TPM cites a written statement by Speaker John Boehner.


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