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Aquino welcomes South Korean First Couple at Palace

MANILA, Philippines- President Aquino on Monday welcomed in Malacañang South Korean President Lee Yung-Bak, who is here for a three-day state visit.

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, with First Lady Kim Yoon-ok, descends the ramp upon arrival Sunday at Manila's International Airport. Lee is on a three-day state visit in the country (AP Photo/Pat Roque)

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, with First Lady Kim Yoon-ok, descends the ramp upon arrival Sunday at Manila's International Airport. Lee is on a three-day state visit in the country. AP Photo/Pat Roque

The South Korean leader arrived at the Palace with his wife, First Lady Kim Doon-Ok, at 9:10 a.m. to pay a courtesy call to Mr. Aquino.

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Both leaders will later attend the expanded bilateral meeting.

They were also scheduled to attend a Korea business forum at the Manila hotel scheduled at noon Monday.

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Mr. Aquino will also host a state dinner for the South Korean First Couple

Just last month, Mr. Aquino welcomed the visit of Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.

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