President Obama Host State Dinner in Honor of President Lee Myung-Bak of the Republic of Korea

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6 Responses to President Obama Host State Dinner in Honor of President Lee Myung-Bak of the Republic of Korea

  1. The musical act the Ahn Trio, consisting of sisters Angella Ahn (C, violin), Lucia Ahn (2nd R, piano) and Maria Ahn (R, cello), perform after a state dinner in honor of South Korean President Lee Myung-bak at the White House in Washington October 13, 2011.

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  2. The musical act the Ahn Trio, consisting of sisters Angella Ahn (L, violin), Lucia Ahn (C, piano) and Maria Ahn (R, cello), perform after a state dinner in honor of South Korean President Lee Myung-bak at the White House in Washington October 13, 2011.

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  3. At Obama’s Korea State Dinner, Real Star Is Free Trade Deal

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/13/obama-korea-state-dinner_n_1010057.html

    WASHINGTON — President Obama raised a glass to the U.S.-Korean relationship Thursday night during a state dinner for visiting South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak at the White House. Flanked by First Lady Michelle Obama and Korean First Lady Kim Yoon-Ok, President Obama and Lee expressed heartfelt mutual admiration — but the real star of the evening was the U.S.-Korea free trade agreement, approved by Congress on Wednesday.

    In his toast, Obama avoided any mention of the landmark bilateral pact, instead praising Lee’s “unstoppable” energy and “inspiring” life story. Obama described the alliance between the two countries using a Korean term, jeong, which “reflects a deep affection, the bonds of the heart that cannot be broken and that grow stronger with time.”

    Lee returned the praise in kind, saying through a translator that Obama epitomizes the characteristics of jeong, in that he is “humble and very strong inside.” He also shared a story of growing up very poor, and waiting in line one day in the hopes that an American missionary worker would give him his only wish — a pair of blue jeans. But there were no blue jeans left, and seeing his disappointment, the missionary gave him a rubber ball. “I do not owe the United States anything,” Lee joked at the dinner, “except maybe for a rubber ball.”

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  4. Elle says:

    Thank you! They are an amazing President and First Lady, and they make us all so proud!

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  5. Ametia says:

    FLOTUS is STUNNING. PBo you clean up nicely too. LOL

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