South Korean President Moon Jae-in and US President-elect Joe Biden reaffirmed their commitment to the two countries ‘ allied relations and peace on the Korean Peninsula in a telephone conversation on Thursday.
The South Korean leader announced this on Twitter.
In their first conversation since Biden’s victory, moon Jae-In also said he would work closely with the future US administration to address global challenges, including the coronavirus pandemic and climate change.
Biden’s transition team said in a statement that the President-elect said he “looks forward to working closely with President Moon on other common issues, from North Korea to climate change.”
“The President-elect and President Moon Jae-in also discussed the shared values that underpin the US-South Korean Alliance and their mutual interest in strengthening democracy,” the statement said.
Biden’s transition team said he was also congratulated over the phone by Australia and Japan’s leaders.