On October 13, 2011, President Obama will host President Lee Myung-bak of the Republic of Korea at the White House for a State Visit. This State Visit will highlight the strong alliance, global partnership, and deep economic ties between our two countries, and celebrate the strong bonds of friendship between the American and Korean people.
The Visit begins with an arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House, a tradition that started during the Kennedy Administration to formally welcome a visiting head of state. We’re excited to announce that the arrival ceremony for the Republic of Korea, one of the most wired nations in the world, will mark our largest White House Tweetup yet.
The Republic of Korea is on the cutting edge of digital technology. Its citizens are active users of social media and the Blue House, the Republic of Korea’s Presidential office and residence, utilizes social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook, as well as mobile technology for public outreach. The White House invites its followers on Twitter and Facebook to attend the arrival ceremony.
View photo galleries of past State Visits.