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Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of President Lee of the Republic of Korea to the White House

President Obama will host President Myung-bak Lee of the Republic of Korea at the White House on October 13 for an official state visit. This visit will highlight the strong alliance, the global partnership, and the deep economic ties between the United States and the Republic of Korea.  The visit will also celebrate the strong bonds of friendship between the American and Korean people.

During the visit, the two leaders are expected to discuss a broad range of economic and security issues and review the progress made in connection with the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement and the 2009 U.S.-Korea Joint Vision Statement for the Alliance.

President and Mrs. Obama will also host President Lee and Mrs. Kim for an official state dinner on the night of October 13.

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