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Lee Myung-bak

Date of Birth: 19/12/1941
Place of Birth: Osaka


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Lee Myung-bak

Lee Myung-bak has kept Africa high on his agenda and has continued his predecessor’s Africa-friendly policies...


The year ahead

In a New Year’s speech to the nation, President Lee Myung-bak said that it was part of his diplomatic responsibility to improve relations with Africa...


Shin Kak-soo

Under President Lee Myung-bak, South Korea is devoting more attention to Africa...


Seoul brothers

Following the principle that frequent face-to-face meetings lead to improved relations between countries and premium access to natural resources, South Korean President Lee Myung-bak promised the guest of honour, Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade, that South Korea would double its foreign assistance to Africa in the next three years...


The next great land sale

The land talks sprang from Prime Minister Pinda's trip to Seoul and meeting with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak on 8 September...


Luanda diversifies its portfolio

Dos Santos did not meet China's President Hu Jintao at July's G8 summit in L'Aquila, Italy as Hu had to cut short his visit because of violence at home, but he did meet South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh...


Kang Man-soo

Kang’s concern for development issues contrasts sharply with his tough image at home: he is in President Lee Myung-bak’s coterie and an ardent tax-cutter...


Smaller is beautiful

President Lee Myung-bak has pledged US$130 billion to Korean banks at risk from financial contagion, but Korea’s growth is slowing and its POSCO group, the biggest steel producer in Asia, is cutting production by a third...


Pirates of the Red Sea

President Lee Myung-bak and Foreign Minister Yu Myung-hwan want South Korea to play a ‘greater role’ in fighting terrorism and piracy...


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