Death of Former Republic of Korea President Roh


Department Spokesperson

We send our deepest condolences to the people of the Republic of Korea (ROK) for the passing of former President Roh Tae-Woo. While former President Roh leaves a complicated legacy, his tenure included solidification of the ROK’s democratic tradition, its entry into the United Nations, and a strong commitment to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. For over 70 years, the U.S.-ROK Alliance has continued strive toward our shared commitments of strengthening the rules-based international order and multilateral institutions, and promoting peace, security, and prosperity on the Korean Peninsula, the Indo-Pacific, and beyond.