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Korean State Visit announced for December 2004

Published 29 July 2004

THE FOLLOWING ANNOUNCEMENT IS ISSUED BY THE PRESS SECRETARY TO THE QUEEN

At the invitation of The Queen, His Excellency Mr. Roh Moo-hyun, the President of the Republic of Korea, accompanied by Mrs. Roh Moo-hyun, will pay a State Visit to the United Kingdom in early December 2004. The President and the First Lady will stay at Buckingham Palace.

Background

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh paid a State Visit to the Republic of Korea in April 1999.

This will be the first State Visit paid to the United Kingdom by a President of the Republic of Korea.