Statement by Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida on the Republic of Korea’s Presidential Election

May 9, 2017
Japanese

    1. I offer my sincere congratulations on the recent election of candidate Mr. Moon Jae-in as President of the Republic of Korea (ROK).
    2. I sincerely pray that the ROK will accomplish further development under the leadership of President-elect Moon.
    3. The ROK is Japan’s most important neighbor, with which it shares strategic interests. I intend to cooperate closely with the new Cabinet that will be formed under President-elect Moon in order to further advance the relationship of cooperation between Japan and the ROK in various fields.