29 August 2017

News Story: S. Korean president calls for stronger Korea-U.S. alliance

SEOUL, Aug. 28 (Yonhap) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in called for efforts to further strengthen the Korea-U.S. alliance Monday, which he called the foundation of peace on the Korean Peninsula and in the Northeast Asian region.

"I thank you for your efforts for peace on the Korean Peninsula and in Northeast Asia," the president said, while meeting with a bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers at his presidential office Cheong Wa Dae in Seoul.

"I especially thank you for imposing strong sanctions and pressure on North Korea through legislation for its continued nuclear and missile provocations, while also sending a message of a diplomatic solution at the same time," he added, according to Cheong Wa Dae pool reports.

The visit by the U.S. delegation, led by Ed Royce (R-CA), came two days after North Korea fired a series of what appeared to be short-range missiles in a clear protest against a joint military exercise of South Korean and U.S. forces here in South Korea.

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