November 29, 2022

President Yoon Suk-yeol on Friday expressed condolences over the passing of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, saying, “Her form coronary heart and good deed will stay in our recollections.”

“Deepest condolences to the individuals of the UK for the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. She had a robust perception in the reason for human freedom and left nice legacies of dignity,” Yoon stated in a message posted in English on Twitter.

He posted one other message in Korean on Fb applauding her management that “penetrated the tumultuous twentieth century and the uncertainties of the twenty first century,” including it was an “honor” to have shared the identical period together with her.

“When the darkish instances of the World Conflict ended and the doorways to a brand new period opened, she gave comfort and luxury to individuals all over the world as a defender of freedom.”

Political circles joined Yoon in paying tribute to the British chief.

Nationwide Meeting Speaker Kim Jin-pyo despatched a letter of condolences to his British parliamentary counterparts, highlighting her go to to Hahoe Village within the metropolis of Andong, southeastern South Korea, in 1999.

The British queen, who visited the nation on the invitation of then President Kim Dae-jung, celebrated her 73rd birthday with villagers who ready a celebration with a conventional Korean meal.

The mayor of Andong, Kwon Gi-chang, expressed condolences over her dying, saying the individuals of Andong will without end cherish their recollections of her. Metropolis officers plan to rearrange a venue the place residents and vacationers will pay their respects.

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Queen Elizabeth II handed away on the age of 96 after reigning for 70 years. She was Britain’s longest-serving monarch.