President Sirleaf Congratulates the Republic of Korea on Independence Anniversary

Her Excellency President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Her Excellency President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
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President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent a Congratulatory Message to her colleague, the President of the Republic of Korea, His Excellency Mr. Moon Jae-in on that country’s 72nd Independence Anniversary on Tuesday, August 15, 2017.


August 15, is celebrated each year as the Independence Anniversary of the Republic of Korea when it was liberated from Japanese imperial rule 1945 after the end of the second World War. The Republic of Korea attained complete sovereignty on August 13, 1948, but officially celebrates its state of Independence on August 15. Also, known as Gwangbokieol (Restoration of Light day), it was designated a public holiday in 1949.


According to a Foreign Ministry release, President Sirleaf, on behalf of the Government and people of Liberia and in her own name, extended heartfelt congratulations and best wishes to President Moon Jae-in, and through him the Government and people of the Republic of Korea.


The Liberian president said, “As you celebrate this joyous occasion, I hasten to acknowledge with appreciation the impetus of recent times in building our relations, which has drawn our two countries closer. We will continue to work closely with your Government to ensure the sustenance of gains made in our relations as we explore new areas of future cooperation.”


President Sirleaf stressed that as both countries work together in furtherance of deeper cooperation at the United Nations and other international cooperation platforms aimed at promoting development, peace and security among all nations, she wished President Moon Jae-in continued good health and strength as he leads his people to nobler heights.