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Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap
Seoul, 8 May: South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and first lady Kim Yoon-ok left on a week-long trip to Germany, Denmark and France on Sunday [8 May] with a focus on boosting investment and trade with the European economies ahead of the implementation of a free trade agreement between South Korea and the European Union.
The eight-day trip comes days after South Korea's parliament ratified the trade pact earlier this week, enabling it to take effect in July as scheduled. The accord calls for eliminating 98 percent of import duties and other trade barriers over the next five years. The European Parliament …