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Lee Mends Fences With 4 Powers

By Kang Hyun-kyung
Staff Reporter

Next President Lee Myung-bak was quick to establish friction-free diplomatic ties with major countries immediately after his victory in the election Wednesday.

He talked with U.S. President George W. Bush and Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda over the phone Thursday and Friday and met ambassadors of the four powers - the United States, China, Russia and Japan. Bush and Fukuda invited Lee to visit Washington and Tokyo in the near future.

The new administration is unlikely to create unnecessary schisms in relations with the major countries.

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Korea Times  (Posted 12/22/07)