South Korean President Meets Emmanuel Macron in Paris

Published October 17th, 2018 - 07:48 GMT

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in is in an official visit to France to meet President Emmanuel Macron in order to discuss inter-Korean ties and bilateral issues.

The South Korean President revealed that he considers France as a key partner in efforts toward peace with North Korea.

Both leaders pledged to enhance economic and cultural cooperation between their countries in a joint news conference Monday in Paris.

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French President Emmanuel Macron (C-R), his wife Brigitte Macron (L), South Korean President Moon Jae-in (C-L) and his wife Kim Jung-sook (R) toast during a state dinner at the Elysee Presidential palace in Paris, on October 15, 2018. (Christophe Petit-Tesson / POOL / AFP)
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Image 1 of 11:  1 / 11French President Emmanuel Macron (C-R), his wife Brigitte Macron (L), South Korean President Moon Jae-in (C-L) and his wife Kim Jung-sook (R) toast during a state dinner at the Elysee Presidential palace in Paris, on October 15, 2018. (Christophe Petit-Tesson / POOL / AFP)

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South Korea's President Moon Jae-in (C), flanked by French Junior Minister attached to the Minister of Ecological and Inclusive Transition Sebastien Lecornu (L), and Military Governor of Paris Lieutenant-General Bruno Le Ray (R). (ALAIN JOCARD / AFP)
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Image 2 of 11:  2 / 11South Korea's President Moon Jae-in (C), flanked by French Junior Minister attached to the Minister of Ecological and Inclusive Transition Sebastien Lecornu (L), and Military Governor of Paris Lieutenant-General Bruno Le Ray (R). (ALAIN JOCARD / AFP)

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French President Emmanuel Macron (2ndR) and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (2ndL) attend a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, on October 15, 2018. (PHILIPPE WOJAZER / POOL / AFP)
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Image 3 of 11:  3 / 11French President Emmanuel Macron (2ndR) and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (2ndL) attend a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, on October 15, 2018. (PHILIPPE WOJAZER / POOL / AFP)

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French President Emmanuel Macron (R) and South Korean President Moon Jae-in applaud during a press conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris on October 15, 2018. (PHILIPPE WOJAZER / POOL / AFP)
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Image 4 of 11:  4 / 11French President Emmanuel Macron (R) and South Korean President Moon Jae-in applaud during a press conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris on October 15, 2018. (PHILIPPE WOJAZER / POOL / AFP)

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in (L) meets with the President of the National Assembly Richard Ferrand (C) on October 15, 2018 in Paris. (Michel Euler / POOL / AFP)
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Image 5 of 11:  5 / 11South Korean President Moon Jae-in (L) meets with the President of the National Assembly Richard Ferrand (C) on October 15, 2018 in Paris. (Michel Euler / POOL / AFP)

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French President Emmanuel Macron (2ndL), his wife Brigitte Macron (L), South Korean President Moon Jae-in (2nd R) and his wife Kim Jung-sook (R) pose before a state dinner. (Geoffroy VAN DER HASSELT / AFP)
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Image 6 of 11:  6 / 11French President Emmanuel Macron (2ndL), his wife Brigitte Macron (L), South Korean President Moon Jae-in (2nd R) and his wife Kim Jung-sook (R) pose before a state dinner. (Geoffroy VAN DER HASSELT / AFP)

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South Korean officials arrive for a state dinner with the South Korean President at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris on October 15, 2018. (Geoffroy VAN DER HASSELT / AFP)
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Image 7 of 11:  7 / 11South Korean officials arrive for a state dinner with the South Korean President at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris on October 15, 2018. (Geoffroy VAN DER HASSELT / AFP)

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Guests arrive for a state dinner with the South Korean President at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris on October 15, 2018. (Geoffroy VAN DER HASSELT / AFP)
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Image 8 of 11:  8 / 11Guests arrive for a state dinner with the South Korean President at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris on October 15, 2018. (Geoffroy VAN DER HASSELT / AFP)

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Menu, porcelain plates, glasses and tableware are pictured during the state dinner hosted by the French President for the South Korean President at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, on October 15, 2018. 
(Christophe Petit-Tesson / POOL / AFP)
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Image 9 of 11:  9 / 11Menu, porcelain plates, glasses and tableware are pictured during the state dinner hosted by the French President for the South Korean President at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, on October 15, 2018. (Christophe Petit-Tesson / POOL / AFP)

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French President Emmanuel Macron (C-R), his wife Brigitte Macron (L) and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (C-L) toast during a state dinner at the Elysee Presidential palace in Paris, on October 15, 2018. 
(Christophe Petit-Tesson / POOL / AFP)
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Image 10 of 11:  10 / 11French President Emmanuel Macron (C-R), his wife Brigitte Macron (L) and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (C-L) toast during a state dinner at the Elysee Presidential palace in Paris, on October 15, 2018. (Christophe Petit-Tesson / POOL / AFP)

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in (C) delivers a speech next to Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo (2nd-R) during a meeting at the City Hall in Paris on October 16, 2018. (JACQUES DEMARTHON / AFP)
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Image 11 of 11:  11 / 11South Korean President Moon Jae-in (C) delivers a speech next to Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo (2nd-R) during a meeting at the City Hall in Paris on October 16, 2018. (JACQUES DEMARTHON / AFP)

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French President Emmanuel Macron (C-R), his wife Brigitte Macron (L), South Korean President Moon Jae-in (C-L) and his wife Kim Jung-sook (R) toast during a state dinner at the Elysee Presidential palace in Paris, on October 15, 2018. (Christophe Petit-Tesson / POOL / AFP)

Image 1 of 11French President Emmanuel Macron (C-R), his wife Brigitte Macron (L), South Korean President Moon Jae-in (C-L) and his wife Kim Jung-sook (R) toast during a state dinner at the Elysee Presidential palace in Paris, on October 15, 2018. (Christophe Petit-Tesson / POOL / AFP)

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South Korea's President Moon Jae-in (C), flanked by French Junior Minister attached to the Minister of Ecological and Inclusive Transition Sebastien Lecornu (L), and Military Governor of Paris Lieutenant-General Bruno Le Ray (R). (ALAIN JOCARD / AFP)

Image 2 of 11South Korea's President Moon Jae-in (C), flanked by French Junior Minister attached to the Minister of Ecological and Inclusive Transition Sebastien Lecornu (L), and Military Governor of Paris Lieutenant-General Bruno Le Ray (R). (ALAIN JOCARD / AFP)

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French President Emmanuel Macron (2ndR) and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (2ndL) attend a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, on October 15, 2018. (PHILIPPE WOJAZER / POOL / AFP)

Image 3 of 11French President Emmanuel Macron (2ndR) and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (2ndL) attend a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, on October 15, 2018. (PHILIPPE WOJAZER / POOL / AFP)

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French President Emmanuel Macron (R) and South Korean President Moon Jae-in applaud during a press conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris on October 15, 2018. (PHILIPPE WOJAZER / POOL / AFP)

Image 4 of 11French President Emmanuel Macron (R) and South Korean President Moon Jae-in applaud during a press conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris on October 15, 2018. (PHILIPPE WOJAZER / POOL / AFP)

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in (L) meets with the President of the National Assembly Richard Ferrand (C) on October 15, 2018 in Paris. (Michel Euler / POOL / AFP)

Image 5 of 11South Korean President Moon Jae-in (L) meets with the President of the National Assembly Richard Ferrand (C) on October 15, 2018 in Paris. (Michel Euler / POOL / AFP)

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French President Emmanuel Macron (2ndL), his wife Brigitte Macron (L), South Korean President Moon Jae-in (2nd R) and his wife Kim Jung-sook (R) pose before a state dinner. (Geoffroy VAN DER HASSELT / AFP)

Image 6 of 11French President Emmanuel Macron (2ndL), his wife Brigitte Macron (L), South Korean President Moon Jae-in (2nd R) and his wife Kim Jung-sook (R) pose before a state dinner. (Geoffroy VAN DER HASSELT / AFP)

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South Korean officials arrive for a state dinner with the South Korean President at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris on October 15, 2018. (Geoffroy VAN DER HASSELT / AFP)

Image 7 of 11South Korean officials arrive for a state dinner with the South Korean President at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris on October 15, 2018. (Geoffroy VAN DER HASSELT / AFP)

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Guests arrive for a state dinner with the South Korean President at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris on October 15, 2018. (Geoffroy VAN DER HASSELT / AFP)

Image 8 of 11Guests arrive for a state dinner with the South Korean President at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris on October 15, 2018. (Geoffroy VAN DER HASSELT / AFP)

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Menu, porcelain plates, glasses and tableware are pictured during the state dinner hosted by the French President for the South Korean President at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, on October 15, 2018. 
(Christophe Petit-Tesson / POOL / AFP)

Image 9 of 11Menu, porcelain plates, glasses and tableware are pictured during the state dinner hosted by the French President for the South Korean President at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, on October 15, 2018. (Christophe Petit-Tesson / POOL / AFP)

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French President Emmanuel Macron (C-R), his wife Brigitte Macron (L) and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (C-L) toast during a state dinner at the Elysee Presidential palace in Paris, on October 15, 2018. 
(Christophe Petit-Tesson / POOL / AFP)

Image 10 of 11French President Emmanuel Macron (C-R), his wife Brigitte Macron (L) and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (C-L) toast during a state dinner at the Elysee Presidential palace in Paris, on October 15, 2018. (Christophe Petit-Tesson / POOL / AFP)

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in (C) delivers a speech next to Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo (2nd-R) during a meeting at the City Hall in Paris on October 16, 2018. (JACQUES DEMARTHON / AFP)

Image 11 of 11South Korean President Moon Jae-in (C) delivers a speech next to Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo (2nd-R) during a meeting at the City Hall in Paris on October 16, 2018. (JACQUES DEMARTHON / AFP)

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