US first lady says 'honored' by welcome in Korea

By Yonhap
  • Published : Nov 9, 2017 - 09:33
  • Updated : Nov 9, 2017 - 09:33

WASHINGTON -- US first lady Melania Trump said Wednesday she was "honored" by the welcome she received in South Korea during her husband's state visit there.

President Donald Trump was accompanied by his wife as he visited Seoul from Tuesday to Wednesday.

South Korean first lady Kim Jung-sook (R) and U.S. first lady Melania Trump take a stroll inside South Korea`s presidential compound, Cheong Wa Dae, in Seoul on Nov. 7, 2017. (Yonhap)

"I was honored by the warm welcome we received in the Republic of Korea," the first lady said in remarks released by the White House. "I very much enjoyed the conversations I had with Mrs. Kim and was impressed by the children I had the opportunity to meet."

South Korean President Moon Jae-in's wife, Kim Jung-sook, treated Melania Trump to tea after taking a stroll inside the presidential compound, Cheong Wa Dae, on Tuesday.

Kim also served chocolate-coated dried persimmons after picking the fruit and hanging them up to dry weeks in advance.

"I look forward to continuing this friendship and extend my continued support to the people of the Republic of Korea," said Melania Trump. (Yonhap)