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Visits By Foreign Leaders of Korea, South

Visitor Description Date
Prime Minister Paik Discussed terms of the Korean truce agreement with President Eisenhower and senior officials. June 16–18, 1953
President Rhee State visit. Afterwards visited New York City, Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), Chicago, Kansas City (Missouri), Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Departed U.S. August 8. July 26–31, 1954
Chairman Park Informal visit. In U.S. November 12–23, visiting New York City, San Francisco, and Honolulu. November 13–17, 1961
Acting President Park Attended funeral of President Kennedy. November 24–25, 1963
President Park State visit. In U.S. May 16–26, visited Williamsburg (Virginia), New York City, West Point (New York), Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania), Cape Kennedy (Florida), and Los Angeles. May 17–19, 1965
Prime Minister Il Kwon Chung Informal visit. In U.S. March 12–17; visited Philadelphia, New York City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. March 14–16, 1967
President Chung Hee Park Discussed the crisis in Korea and the Vietnam conflict with President Johnson in Honolulu. April 17–18, 1968
Prime Minister Il Kwon Chung Attended funeral of former President Eisenhower; met with President Nixon April 1. March 31–April 1, 1969
President Chung Hee Park Official visit at San Francisco. Private visit afterward until August 24. August 20–22, 1969
Prime Minister Chong Pil Kim Attended memorial services for former President Truman. January 5, 1973
President Chun Doo Hwan Official visit. January 28–February 6, 1981
President Chun Doo Hwan Official Working Visit. April 25–27, 1985
President Roh Tae-woo Official Working Visit. October 20, 1988
President Roh Tae-woo Official working visit to Washington; private visit to Los Angeles afterward. October 16–18, 1989
President Roh Tae-woo Private visit. Had met with Soviet President Gorbachev in San Francisco, June 4. June 6, 1990
President Roh Tae-woo State Visit. July 1–3, 1991
President Roh Tae-woo Met with President Bush while attending the U.N. General Assembly in New York City. September 23, 1991
President Kim Yong-sam Attended APEC meeting in Seattle. Visited Washington, D.C. November 21–23. November 18–20, 1993
President Kim Yong-sam State Visit. Addressed a joint session of Congress and attended dedication of the Korean War Memorial. July 25–28, 1995
President Kim Yong-sam Met with President Clinton at the UN Ecology Summit in New York City. June 26, 1997
President Kim Dae-jung State Visit. Arrived in New York City June 6. Addressed joint Meeting of Congress June 10. Afterward visited San Francisco and Los Angeles. Departed the U.S. June 13. June 8–11, 1998
President Kim Dae Jung Official working visit. July 2–3, 1999
President Kim Dae-jung Met with President Clinton at the UN Millenium Summit in New York City. September 7, 2000
President Kim Dae-Jung Working visit. Later visited Chicago. March 6–9, 2001
President Roh Moo-Hyun Working visit. Visited New York City May 12 and San Francisco May 15. May 12–16, 2003
President Roh Moo-Hyun Working visit. June 10, 2005
President Roh Moo-hyun Working visit. September 12–14, 2006
President Lee Myung-bak Working visit. Met with President Bush at Camp David, MD. April 16–19, 2008
President Lee Myung-Bak Attended the G-20 Economic Summit Meeting. November 14–15, 2008
President Lee Myung-bak Working Visit. June 16, 2009
President Lee Myung-bak Attended the G-20 Economic Summit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. September 24–25, 2009
President Lee Myung-bak Attended the Nuclear Security Summit. April 12–13, 2010
President Lee Myung-bak State Visit. Also visited Lake Orion, Michigan October 12–14, 2011
President Lee Myung-bak Attended the Asia-Pacific Economic and Cooperation Summit at Honolulu and Kapolei, Hawaii. November 10–13, 2011
President Park Geun-Hye Working visit. May 6–8, 2013
President Park Geun-hye Official Working Visit. October 16, 2015
President Park Geun-hye Attended the Nuclear Security Summit. March 31–April 1, 2016