Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) issued the following statement congratulating Moon Jae-in on his election to the presidency of the Republic of Korea:

“The United States has no better partner and friend in the Asia Pacific than the Republic of Korea.  I look forward to working with President-elect Moon’s government to maintain peace and stability on the Korean peninsula and in the region.

“As Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, I am committed to strengthening the U.S.-Korea partnership so the two nations can promote prosperity, peace, stability, and respect for human rights.”