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South Korea’s president on state visit to UK

November 5, 2013

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has welcomed South Korea’s first female president to Britain for a state visit, marked by regal ceremony and a 41-gun salute.

President Park Geun-hye was greeted Tuesday by the queen and Prince Philip as she arrived at Horse Guards Parade in London.

The queen then introduced Park to dignitaries including Prime Minister David Cameron and Foreign Secretary William Hague.

Park traveled by a carriage procession to Buckingham Palace, where she will be staying during her three-day visit.

The last South Korean leader to make a state visit to the U.K. was Roh Moo-hyun in 2004.

Elizabeth and Philip paid a state visit to Seoul in 1999.

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