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Remarks by President Obama before Meeting with President Lee Myung-Bak of the Republic of Korea

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secrectary
(London, United Kingdom)
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For Immediate Release                                         April 2, 2009
REMARKS BY PRESIDENT OBAMA BEFORE MEETING WITH PRESIDENT LEE MYUNG-BAK OF THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA
ExCel Center
London, United Kingdom
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Hold on a second. Let's make a brief statement. I just want to thank President Lee and his entire delegation. Korea is one of America's closest allies and greatest friends. And under President Lee's leadership, that friendship has only grown stronger. So we are very interested in discussing the economic crisis, which is the topic of the G20 meeting. But obviously we also have a great range of issues to discuss -- on defense, on peace and stability in the Korean Peninsula, on the outstanding contributions that Korea has made with respect to the Afghanistan situation, and their global role and global leadership on issues like climate change.
So I just want to publicly say thank you to the Republic of Korea for their outstanding friendship and the close ties between our two countries.
Thank you.
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