Thursday, May 28, 2009

Secretary Hillary Clinton offers condolences to former Korean President Roh Moo-hyum

Today, Hillary attended a ceremony at the Korean Embassy in Washington D.C. for recently deceased former Korean President Roh Moo-hyum. She signed the Condolence Book for the former President, laid a flower and said a prayer. She also took a few minutes to speak on behalf of the U.S. to the people of Korea.
"President Roh’s dedication to democracy and human rights are two values that the United States and the Republic of Korea share. We are grateful for his life and his leadership. I know this is a very sad moment for the people of Korea, and we share that sadness with you.

Our alliance, our partnership, and our friendship is as strong as ever, and we look forward to continuing the legacy of a man who gave his all to the service of his country."

Read the Secretary's full remarks here. Watch the signing of the condolences book, laying of the flower, and full remarks below:

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