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December 06, 2004

Korean Leader Regrets Not Studying English Harder

Korean President Roh Moo-hyun expressed regret on Saturday over his poor English language ability after a chain of overseas visits for summit talks with international leaders. "I would have studied English harder if I had known that I was to become president," Roh said jokingly, while meeting with South Korean residents in Poland. "I've been visiting a number of foreign countries," he added. "And I can't speak English, which often makes me uncomfortable." In the latter half of this year, he has visited 11 countries on three different continents.

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