January 03, 2011 12:02
President Lee Myung-bak made a New Year's address to the nation Monday morning on his policy directions for 2011.
In the speech, which was broadcast live by television, radio and internet, the President promised to focus on strengthening national defenses in response to North Korea's attacks on the South Korean Navy corvette Cheonan and Yeonpyeong Island last year.
He also vowed to boost South Korea's economy, maintaining the upward momentum from last year and enhancing the quality of life here.
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