WASHINGTON (Sept. 13, 2011) — The White House Office of the Press Secretary announced this week that President Barack Obama will host President Myung-bak Lee of the Republic of Korea at the White House on October 13 for an official state visit.
The visit will highlight the strong alliance, the global partnership, and the deep economic ties between the United States and the Republic of Korea, according to the Press Secretary. 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.