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Message of congratulations to Ms Park Geun-hye, elected President of the Republic of Korea

EC

In a joint statement, Presidents Barroso and Van Rompuy congratulated Ms Park on her election and stressed that the partnership between the EU and the Republic of Korea based on shared values and common goals can make a real difference in addressing global challenges.

"… As we approach the fiftieth anniversary of diplomatic relations, we look forward to continue working with you to further expand our cooperation, including in the economic field, and promote peace, security and respect for human rights. We would welcome the opportunity to meet you to develop further our mutual priorities and the next stage in our relations."

Read the Joint Statement

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