Nigeria First (Abuja)

21 December 2012

Nigeria: President Jonathan Congratulates South Korea?s First Female President-Elect

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan congratulates South Korea’s President-Elect, Ms. Park Geun-Hye on her victory in the country’s presidential elections.

A statement by the Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, on Friday, December 21, said President Jonathan joins the rest of the world in applauding her historic emergence as her country’s first female Head of State and Government.

“The President trusts that with her leadership abilities and long experience of politics at the highest levels of governance in her country, Ms. Park will fully justify the confidence reposed in her by millions of South Koreans who voted for her election on Wednesday this week.

“President Jonathan looks forward to working with Ms. Park and her government when she assumes office next year to further strengthen the cordial bilateral relations which already exist between Nigeria and South Korea”, the statement added.

While wishing Ms. Park a very successful tenure, President Jonathan assured the South Korean President-Elect that the Federal Government will work in close collaboration with her administration to expand trade and economic relations between Nigeria and South Korea for the mutual benefit of both countries.

He prayed that God Almighty will grant her continued good health and divine guidance as she prepares to assume the powers and responsibilities of the South Korean Head of State and Government in February next year.

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