WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Jack Reed (D-RI), Chairman
and Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following
statement today on the results of the presidential election in South Korea:

“We congratulate Moon Jae-in on his election victory in South Korea. While South
Korea has been through a difficult time over the past several months, we hope that
the inauguration of a new president, popularly elected by the people of South Korea,
will allow the country to emerge with renewed strength and vigor. With threats in
the region escalating, it is vital that the United States and South Korea continue
to work together. The South Korean people should know that the United States remains
firmly committed to a strong alliance between our countries. As the Chairman and
Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, we look forward to working
with President Moon to strengthen security cooperation between the United States and
South Korea.”