World News

South Korea's Moon says will ensure no gap in the U.S. alliance

South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks during the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Liberation Day, which celebrates its independence from Japanese colonial rule following the end of World War II after Japan surrendered between August 14 and 15 in 1945, at Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP), Seoul, South Korea, August 15, 2020. Chung Sung-Jun/Pool via REUTERS

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in said on Monday the country will ensure there is no gap in the alliance with the United States and the process of building peace on the Korean peninsula.

Moon’s remarks came as he congratulated Joe Biden for his victory in the U.S. presidential election.

South Korea will cooperate with the United States to promote shared values including democracy, peace, human rights, Moon told his top aides, the presidential Blue House said in a statement.

Moon also said his government will work to promote economic relations including on building a carbon neutral economy, which Biden has been promoting.

Reporting by Sangmi Cha; Editing by Kim Coghill