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Republic of Korea's Children's Day


Press Statement
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
May 3, 2011

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

On my visit to Korea last month I saw the promise of Korea’s future. Korea’s investment in education has given countless children opportunities and experiences considered impossible only a generation ago. The unique perspectives that your children now carry with them help cement our partnership for years to come.

We all share the responsibility to give our children a world that is cleaner, healthier, and more prosperous than the one we inherited. On this special day, as we reflect on the future of our children, know that the United States is your partner and ally in this important cause.



PRN: 2011/678

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