Secretary Pompeo’s Press Statement on the Republic of Korea’s National Day

Washington, DC
August 13, 2018

On behalf of President Trump and the people of the United States, I would like to extend my congratulations to the people of the Republic of Korea.

As you celebrate your national day on August 15, we recognize your commitment to democracy, freedom, human rights, and the rule of law have been the underpinning of your success. These values, along with our close people-to-people ties, strong economic relationship, and expansive global partnership, bind our two nations together as we move forward to advance peace and security in the Indo-Pacific Region. We remain committed to our ironclad Alliance as we continue to coordinate closely on the final, fully verified denuclearization of the DPRK.

I send our best wishes to the people of Republic of Korea, and look forward to continuing to work closely together.