State Visit from the Republic of Korea May 2011
His Excellency President Lee Myung-bak of the Republic of Korea and Mrs. Kim Yoon-ok will pay a State Visit to Denmark on 11-12 May.
The purpose of the State Visit is to strengthen Danish-Korean relations. In this context there will be a series of events that will focus on environmental and climatic conditions.
Furthermore the focus will be on the cultural and business relations between Denmark and the Republic of Korea.
Wednesday 11th May
The Presidential Aircraft will be escorted by two F-16 aircrafts from the Royal Danish Air Force.
HE President Lee Myung-bak and Ms. Kim Yoon-ok arrive at Copenhagen Airport, Vilhelm Lauritzen’s Terminal. They are received by HM The Queen and HRH the Prince Consort as well as members of The Royal Family.
Welcome Ceremony at Copenhagen Airport.
Inspection of the Guards of Honour.
Arrival at Fredensborg Palace escorted by The Royal Hussars to the Palace.
Official photo at Harsdorffs Hall.
H.E. President Lee Myung-bak and HRH the Crown Prince’s programme
Wreathlaying at the Jutlandia Monument, Langelinie.
Guided tour in the building 8 House, Ørestad.
Official opening of the Global Green Growth Institute.
State Banquet at Fredensborg Palace, the Dome Hall. Official speeches by HM The Queen and HE President Lee Myung-bak.
Thursday 12th may
H.E. President Lee Myung-bak’s programme
Launch of Korean-Danish Green Growth Alliance at Eigtveds Pakhus.
Roundtable discussion on Global Green Growth Forum at Eigtveds Pakhus.
Departure to the Prime Minister’s Office in hydrogen and electric vehicles.
Meeting and conversation with Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen at the Prime Minister’s Office at Christiansborg Palace.
Meeting with the press at the Mirror Hall.
Ms. Kim Yoon-ok’s programme
Visiting Naturcenter Bistruphus. Ms. Kim Yoon-ok will be introduced to the nature center, which is used by children.
Korean Return Arrangement.
Reception hosted by HE President Lee Myung-bak and Ms. Kim Yoon-ok in honour of HM The Queen and HRH the Prince Consort at the Glyptotek. HM The Queen and HRH the Prince Consort, HRH the Crown Prince, TRH Prince Joachim and Princess Marie and Princess Benedikte will participate.
HE the President and Ms. Kim Yoon-ok leave the Glyptotek and drive to the airport.
Guest List for the Banquet at Fredensborg Palace
State Visit from the Republic of Korea on 11-12 May 2011.
Den Kongelige Familie og Præsidenten:
Hendes Majestæt Dronningen
Hans Kongelige Højhed Prinsgemalen
His Excellency the President of the Republic of Korea
Ms Yoon-ok Kim
Hans Kongelige Højhed Kronprinsen
Hendes Kongelige Højhed Kronprinsessen
Hans Kongelige Højhed Prins Joachim
Hendes Kongelige Højhed Prinsesse Marie
Hendes Kongelige Højhed Prinsesse Benedikte
Den koreanske delegation:
HE Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Sung-hwan Kim
HE Minister of Knowledge Economy Joong-kyung Choi
HE the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea
Ms Hae-young Lee
Senior Secretary to the President for Foreign Affairs and National Security, Mr Yung-woo Chun
Senior Secretary to the President for Economic Affairs, Dr Dae-ki Kim
Senior Secretary to the President for Public Affairs, Mr Sang-pyo Hong
Senior Advisor to the President for International Economy, Mr Jong-wha Lee
Chief of Protocol, Ambassador Tae-yong Cho
Secretary to the President for Foreign Affairs, Mr Hyuk Lee
Secretary to the President for Knowledge Economy, Mr Sang-jick Yoon
Secretary to the President for Green Growth and Environment, Mr Sang-hyup Kim
Director-General of European Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr Wook-heon Lee
Chief of Presidential Security Service, Mr In-jong Kim
Chief of the Presidential Protocol, Mr Chang-beom Kim
Dr, Physician for the President Yun-shik Choi
Private Secretary to the First Lady, Ms Hyeon-hee Kang
Spokesperson to the President, Mr Hee-jung Kim
Secretary to the President for Speechwriting and Documentation, Mr Young-soo Kim
Secretary to the President for Culture and Sports, Mr Young-jin Kwak
Secretary for Overseas Public Relations, Ms Jie-ae Sohn
Director of Detail Protection, Mr Heung-soo Chun
Chairman of the Presidential Committee on Green Growth, Dr Soogil Young
Chairman & CEO for KITA, Mr Il Sakong
Vice Chairman for Hyundai Motor Company, Mr Woong Chul Yang
President & CEO for Samsung C&T Corporation, Mr Yeon Joo Jung
Executive Vice Chairman for SK Holdings, Mr Man Won Jung
Vice-chairman for STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., Mr In Sung Lee
Chairman for Korea Wind Energy Industry Association, Mr Rim-Taig Lee
President and CEO for KEPCO (Korea Electric Power Corporation), Mr Ssang Su Kim
Vice Chairman for KT Ho Ick Suk
Chairman & President for The Export-Import Bank of Korea, Mr Yong Hwan Kim
President for TAEWOONG Co., Ltd., Mr Yong Do Huh
Chief Executive Officer, Korea Energy Management Co., Mr Tae Yong Lee
President for KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Mr Nam Pyo Suh
Statsminister Lars Løkke Rasmussen
Fru Sólrun Løkke Rasmussen
Justitsminister Lars Barfoed
Fru Vibeke Sylvest Barfoed
Finansminister Claus Hjort Frederiksen
Fru Christina Hall Frederiksen
Kulturminister og kirkeminister Per Stig Møller
Fr. Xukun Ji
Økonomi- og erhvervsminister Brian Mikkelsen
Fru Eliane Wexøe-Mikkelsen
Undervisningsminister Troels Lund Poulsen
Fru Sophie Løhde
Indenrigs- og sundhedsminister Bertel Haarder
Fru Birgitte Haarder
Transportminister Hans Chr. Schmidt
Beskæftigelsesminister Inger Støjberg
Hr. Jesper Beinov
Klima- og energiminister og minister for ligestilling Lykke Friis
Hr. Peter Warming
Forsvarsminister Gitte Lillelund Bech
Hr. Thomas Egebo
Minister for flygtninge, indvandrere og integration og minister for udviklingsbistand Søren Pind
Minister for fødevarer, landbrug og fiskeri Henrik Høegh
Fru Sonja Høegh
Socialminister Benedikte Kiær
Hr. Lars Dam
Minister for videnskab, teknologi og udvikling Charlotte Sahl-Madsen
Skatteminister Peter Christensen
Folketingets formand, fhv. minister Thor Pedersen
Fru Ingelise Pedersen
Folketingets 1. næstformand, fhv. minister Mogens Lykketoft
Fru Mette Holm
Folketingets 2. næstformand Søren Espersen
Fru Yvette Espersen
Folketingets 4. næstformand, major Helge Adam Møller
Øvrige gæster (alfabetisk):
Skibsreder, adm. direktør for A.P. Møller-Mærsk A/S Nils Smedegaard Andersen
Fru Kirsten Andersen
H.E. Forsvarschef, general Knud Bartels
Koncernchef i Grundfos A/S Carsten Bjerg
Fru Lene Pedersen
Direktør i Dansk Rederiforening Peter Bjerregaard
Fru Elisabeth Bjerregaard
Formand for Landbrug og Fødevarer, hofjægermester, greve Michael Brockenhuus-Schack
Hofjægermesterinde, grevinde Brockenhuus-Schack
Kammerdame Anne Dorothea Tesdorpf Castenschiold
Kammerherre Ivar Castenschiold
Adm. direktør i Danfoss A/S Niels Bjørn Christiansen
Fru Lene Grodt Christiansen
H.E. Højesteretspræsident Børge Dahl
Adm. direktør for DONG Energy A/S Anders Eldrup
Fru Merete Eldrup
Koncernchef i Vestas Wind Systems A/S Ditlev Engel
Fru Marianne Engel
Departementschef i Udenrigsministeriet, ambassadør Claus Grube
Fru Susanne Grube
H.E. Danmarks Ambassadør i Sydkorea Peter Lysholt Hansen
Fru Thi Bich Lien Ha
Chef for Den Kongelige Livgarde, kommandant i København, oberst, kammerherre Lasse Harkjær
Kammerherreinde Susanne Hesner
Kontorchef Martin Bille Hermann
Fru Megha Wangmo Hermann
Adm. direktør i INDEX Kigge Hvid
Hr. Carsten Mai
Arkitekt, MAA Bjarke Ingels
Bestyrelsesformand i Oticon A/S Niels Jacobsen
Fru Vibeke Rønne
Overlæge dr.med., formand for Jutlandia Claus Jessen
Fru Kirsten Jessen
Adm. direktør for Danish Crown Kjeld Johannesen
Fru Inge Lis Johannesen
Formand for Danske Maritime, Senior Vice President, MAN Diesel & Turbo SE Thomas S. Knudsen
Fru Annette Kruhøffer
Bestyrelsesformand for LEGO Fonden Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen
Fru Camilla Kristiansen
Direktør i DAY Birger et Mikkelsen Keld Mikkelsen
Fru Marianne Brandi
Formand for Dansk Industri, direktør Jesper Møller
Fru Dorthe Møller
Adm. direktør i Terma A/S Jens Maaløe
Fru Lis Maaløe
Dean of the Diplomatique Corps, HE Ambassadør Ricardo José Alvarado Noguera
Ms Paula Katariina Blomster
Protokolchef, ambassadør Jette Nordam
Chef for Gardehusarregimentet, oberst Tommy M. Paulsen
Fru Susanne Petersen
Direktør i Statsforvaltningen Hovedstaden Niels Preisler
Adm. direktør for Novozymes A/S og formand for WWF Steen Riisgaard
Fru Lis Riisgaard
Adm. direktør i Royal Copenhagen Mads Ryder
Fru Andrea Ryder
Departementschef i Statsministeriet Christian Kettel Thomsen
Bestyrelsesformand for Haldor Topsøe A/S, dr.ph.tec. Haldor Topsøe
Fru Birgitte Øigaard
Kammerherre, baron Christian Wedell-Neergaard
Kammerherreinde, baronesse Anette Huld
Hofmarskal, kammerherre, ambassadør Ove Ullerup
Kabinetssekretær, ordenssekretær, kammerherre Henning Fode
Ceremonimester, kammerherre, oberstløjnant Christian Eugen-Olsen
Hofdame, grevinde Jytte Krag-Juel-Vind-Frijs
Kammerherre, hofjægermester, greve Mogens Krag-Juel-Vind-Frijs
H.K.H. Prinsgemalens sekretariatschef, kammerherre, oberst Mogens Christensen
Adjudantstabschef, oberst, kammerherre Henning Brøchmann Larsen
Kammerherreinde Brøchmann Larsen
Slotsforvalter på Fredensborg Slot, kammerherre, oberst John Kidde-Hansen
Kontorchef Bjarne Erbo Grønfeldt
Fru Henriette Fenger Grønfeldt
Kontorchef Astrid Agerholm Ruge
Hr. Nicolai Ruge
Kommunikationschef Lene Balleby
Hr. Erik Brink Andersen
Jagtkaptajn, chef for Kongeskibet Dannebrog, kommandør Lars Rosendahl Christophersen
Kommandørinde Pia Kierulff Andersen
Adjudant, major Nils Nykjær
Fru Bodil Nykjær
Adjudant, orlogskaptajn Sten Bilde Jensen
Adjudant, orlogskaptajn Ole B. Pedersen
Adjudant, major Gorm M. Larsen
Adjudant, major Ole H.B. Jensen
Jourhavende adjudant, major Michael Rose
Detachementskommandøren på Fredensborg Slot, major Peter Lysholt
Hofchef hos D.K.H. Kronprinsen og Kronprinsessen, kammerherre Christian Schønau
Hofdame for H.K.H. Kronprinsessen, fru Tanja Doky
Hr. Chris Minh Doky
D.K.H. Prins Joachim og Prinsesse Maries Hof:
Privatsekretær for H.K.H. Prins Joachim, kammerherre, oberst Kurt Bache
Hofdame for H.K.H. Prinsesse Marie, fru Britt Siesbye
Hr. Oscar Davidsen Siesbye
H.K.H. Prinsesse Benediktes Hof:
Privatsekretær for H.K.H. Prinsesse Benedikte, kammerherre, generalmajor Gustav Grüner
Hofdame for H.K.H. Prinsesse Benedikte, fru Kristina Treschow
Hr. Michael Treschow
Fish tureen with steamed clams
Stuffed duck breast
Peas and roasted potatoes
Choux pastry with rhubarb
La Cigaralle du Prince 2008
Chateau de Cayx 1999, Cahors
Champagne Moët & Chandon
M&H Cuvée Speciale
by The Royal Life Guard
A.O. Stein - Queen Margrethe II Parademarch
N.W. Gade - Polonaise from ”Et Folkesagn”
Korean Folk Melody - Arirang
H.C. Lumbye - Sophe Waltz
Korean Folk Melody - Dorazhi Taryoun
H.C. Lumbye - Laura Polka
Korean Folk Melody - Shinkosan Taryoung
H.C. Lumbye - Bacchus Galop
H.C. Lumbye - Greetings to our Friends
Mr President, Mrs Kim,
The Prince Consort and I are delighted to welcome you to Denmark. We have looked forward to being able to reciprocate the generous hospitality extended to us during our State Visit to Korea in 2007. Our welcome should therefore also be seen as a salute to the Korean people and as a reflection of our admiration for the impressive development which Korean society has experienced over merely six decades.
During our visit, we gained a vivid impression of Korea’s rich cultural heritage and we sensed the great importance of this culture and this heritage in the Korean society.
Anybody who visits Korea today will soon discover that the “Land of the Morning Calm” is not so calm any longer. The Korean people have not achieved growth and development without great efforts. What has been referred to as the “Miracle on the Han River” is no miracle at all, but the result of the Korean people’s ambition, determination and – especially – hard-working effort.
There is an old Oriental proverb saying that “When the winds of change blow, some build walls, others build windmills”. Korea has never built walls in times of change – quite on the contrary. Korea has, quite literally, chosen to build windmills.
During your term of office, Korea has embarked on a very ambitious course of green growth. It holds the seeds of future growth and development, both for Korea and the rest of the world. It is a course which also Denmark has endeavoured to pursue for several decades, which opens up for new and mutually beneficial cooperation opportunities between our countries.
The combination of Danish experience, Korean ambitions, and shared visions in the green area will benefit both parties. Judging by the many business contracts, agreements and initiatives that characterise this visit, the future for Danish-Korean relations has never looked brighter – or greener.
In Denmark we say that the colour of hope is green, as is the colour of the first fresh leaves of spring and the sprouting plants. It is therefore my hope, Mr President, that this visit will prove the beginning of a fresh chapter in Danish-Korean relations: a chapter characterised by increasingly deeper and closer relations between Denmark and Korea in all areas.
Last year, Korea commemorated the 60th anniversary of the beginning of the Korean War, in which the Danish hospital ship, “Jutlandia”, contributed to providing humanitarian assistance. Denmark’s first links with the Republic of Korea were, consequently, established on the basis of fundamental values such as peace, freedom and humanity. These popularly rooted values have characterised our relationship ever since, and they therefore constitute the cornerstones of the enlarged strategic cooperation which, with this visit, is established between Denmark and Korea.
In the globalised world of today, geographic distance no longer plays a significant role. Even though we are located on opposite sides of the world, Denmark and Korea are close global neighbours due to our shared values and interests. This State Visit confirms it in the best possible manner.
Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales have captured the imagination of children throughout the world for centuries, and he will no doubt forever remain the most well-known Dane in Korea. In connection with the celebration of the bicentenary of the birth of the poet, you accepted the assignment as a Hans Christian Andersen Ambassador – and thereby established a first close relation with Denmark.
Over the years, Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales have taught children important lessons: that appearances may be deceptive, that heroes may take many forms, and that much may depend on the eye of the beholder – it may well be called: a question of design.
In Denmark, we are very conscious of good design, and in Korea much effort is invested in promoting good design. Mr. President, you yourself have contributed in ensuring this, when you served as Mayor of Seoul, and I remember from my visit how evident it is that also Koreans appreciate the significance of good design. The prospects of cooperation, also in this field, are not only great, but are already being carried out in a number of areas.
It is not easy to specify what characterizes good design, but the words most oftenly used are: simplicity, functionality, authenticity, sustainability as well as imagination. These are not only the characteristics of good design, but also the recipe for the good, future Danish-Korean cooperation.
Next year, the Crown Prince and the Crown Princess are planning to visit Korea. I know that they are looking very much forward to this visit and to taking active part in ensuring that the warm Danish-Korean relations are being continued.
In wishing the Korean people continued happiness and progress, and in the hope that the good relations between our two countries will prosper and develop, I raise my glass together with the Prince Consort to propose a toast to the President of the Republic of Korea and Mrs Kim.