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White House: US looks forward to working with Moon

By Shin Yong-bae
  • Published : May 10, 2017 - 03:46
  • Updated : May 10, 2017 - 06:17

The White House on Tuesday congratulated South Korea's new President Moon Jae-in on his election victory and said the US looks forward to working with him to continue to strengthen the alliance between the two countries.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer (Yonhap)

   "We congratulate President-elect Moon Jae-in and join the people of South Korea in celebrating their peaceful, democratic transition of power," White House press secretary Sean Spicer said in a statement, referring to the process of impeaching and ousting former President Park Geun-hye and electing a new president.

   "We look forward to working with President-elect Moon to continue to strengthen the alliance between the US and the Republic of Korea and to deepen the enduring friendship and partnership between our two countries," Spicer said. (Yonhap)