Media Statement

10 May 2017

President Zuma congratulates President Moon Jae-in on his victory

President Jacob Zuma has congratulated His Excellency, Mr Moon Jae-in, President of the Republic of Korea, after he won the Presidential elections on 9 May 2017.

President Zuma said: "South Africa looks forward to working with the South Korean Government under the leadership of President Moon to consolidate the already strong political, trade and investment cooperation between South Africa and the Republic of Korea."

 South Africa and the Republic of Korea will commemorate 25 years of diplomatic relations during 2017. Relations between South Africa and the Republic of Korea are structured through a Joint Cooperation Commission at Ministerial Level encompassing political, economic and social spheres. The two countries cooperate in a wide spectrum of sectors, these being: education and training, the environment, health, transport, automotives, energy, science and research, as well as arts and culture.

President Zuma added that: "South Africa will continue to work with the South Korean Government under President Moon to implement existing agreements and explore new areas of cooperation for the mutual benefit of the South African and South Korean people."

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