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Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of President Park Geun-hye of the Republic of Korea

President Obama will welcome President Park Geun-hye of the Republic of Korea to the White House on June 16.  President Park’s visit, her second to Washington since taking office, will underscore the strength and breadth of the U.S.-Republic of Korea partnership and demonstrate the close personal ties between the U.S. and Korean people. 

President Obama and President Park will exchange views on a broad range of security, economic, and global issues, including the U.S.-ROK alliance and the critical role it plays in assuring regional stability and security.  They will discuss the current security situation on the Korean Peninsula in the face of the continued threat from North Korea. 

The two leaders will review ongoing efforts to strengthen economic cooperation between the United States and the Republic of Korea.  They will also chart the expansion of our cooperation into new areas that will increasingly shape the relationship in the 21st century such as environment, health and cybersecurity.

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