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Pompeo wishes Koreans well for Liberation Day

August 13, 2020

 U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday wished the Korean people well on the occasion of Liberation Day.

The Aug. 15 holiday marks Korea’s liberation from Japan’s 1910-45 colonial rule.

“On behalf of the Government of the United States and the American people, I extend best wishes to the Republic of Korea and Koreans everywhere on the occasion of their National Day,” Pompeo said in a statement.

“The enduring strength of our alliance is a force for the advancement of democracy, prosperity, and freedom in the Indo-Pacific region and around the world,” he said.

“We celebrate the shared values, people-to-people ties, and long-standing friendship that make up the strong bond between our two countries and form the foundation of our work together when tackling global challenges,” he added.

Pompeo wished the Korean people a peaceful National Day, saying he looks forward to their continued partnership.