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Obama congratulates South Korea’s first woman prez

Last Updated: Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 09:26

Washington: US President Barack Obama has congratulated the South Korean first female president Park Geun-Hye on her historic victory and sought extensive cooperation with the newly elected leader.

"I look forward to working closely with the Park Administration to further enhance our extensive cooperation with the Republic of Korea on a wide range of important bilateral, regional and global issues," Obama said in a statement yesterday.

"The US-ROK (Republic of Korea) alliance serves as a linchpin of peace and security in the Asia Pacific and our two nations share a global partnership with deep economic, security, and people-to-people ties," he said.

"I also wish to reiterate my admiration for all that President Lee has done to strengthen US-ROK relations and promote a Global Korea," Obama said in a statement.


First Published: Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 09:20

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