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.