From Presidential Spokesperson Ernie Abella – On the election of Moon Jae-in as President of the Republic of Korea

On behalf of the Filipino nation, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte wishes to extend his warm congratulations to Mr. Moon Jae-in on his election as the new President of the Republic of Korea (ROK).

The Philippines and the Republic of Korea have strong, comprehensive and long-standing bilateral ties. Our two countries have extensive cooperation on political, economic, cultural and people-to-people exchanges in the bilateral, regional, and multilateral spheres.

The Philippines is committed to further enhancing the relations with the ROK under President-elect Moon.

We wish him all the best.