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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
December 19, 2002

Statement by the Press Secretary
President Bush Congratulates President-Elect Roh Moo-Hyun
of South Korea

President Bush warmly congratulates President-Elect Roh Moo-Hyun on his victory in South Korea's December 19 Presidential election. The people of South Korea have once again demonstrated the enduring vitality and dynamism of democracy in their country. South Korea is a close friend and ally to the United States, and the President looks forward to working closely with President-elect Roh as the United States and the Republic of Korea address the many challenges and opportunities we face together.

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