SEOUL, New U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Harry Harris pledged Thursday to do his best to maintain the "closest friendship and strongest alliance" between the two sides as he's expected to begin formal work here next week.
Saying hello to South Koreans in a video posted on the Twitter account of the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, he emphasized the importance of their relations as well as his personal ties with Korea and affection for the Asian country.
"It will be a great privilege for me to serve as President Trump's representative in a country that's an ally and an important partner of the U.S., not only in Northeast Asia but globally," he said in the 89-second clip.
"For decades, our two nations have stood together, the closest friends and the strongest allies. I intend to do everything I can to maintain that bond."
Source: Yonhap News Agency