New Zealand Embassy Seoul, South Korea

Republic of Korea's eighteenth President, Park Geun-hye

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key and President Park Geun-hye of the Republic of Korea in Seoul, March 2012. (Credit: Prime Minister's Office)

Park Geun-hye was today (25 February) inaugurated as the Republic of Korea's eighteenth President, the first woman to hold the role. Ambassador Patrick Rata represented New Zealand at the ceremony. Held on the grounds of the National Assembly, it was attended by Korean and visiting dignitaries, as well as a crowd of over seventy thousand.

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