Korea's Children's Day

Press Statement
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
May 4, 2012

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the children and families of Korea on Children’s Day this May 5th.

As parents and children spend this day strengthening the ties of family, we reflect on the important steps that Korea has taken to promote the welfare of children and future generations, from investing in education to promoting a cleaner environment. The United States fully supports the Republic of Korea’s role as a global leader in these and many other areas. And we are committed to building a global partnership with Korea so that children in Korea, the United States and all over the world can enjoy a peaceful and prosperous future.

On this special day dedicated to our children, I thank Korea for its leadership and partnership as we work to realize our shared vision for a better world. Know that the United States stands with you as a partner and a friend.

PRN: 2012/702