President Geun-hye presents deep condolence
on the passage of President Nelson Mandela
The following is the full text of the condolence by President Park Geun-hye at Cheong Wa Dae in Seoul on Dec. 6, 2013 on the passage of former South African President Nelson Mandela.--Ed.
I offer my deepest sympathy to the bereaved family and the people of the Republic of South Africa on the passing of President Nelson Mandela.
He was a great statesman who put a peaceful end to apartheid, which had long divided South Africa. His great cause will pave the way toward world peace and be long remembered in the hearts of not only South Africans but also people all around the world.
Honoring his noble spirit, I join all Koreans in praying for the eternal peace of his soul.
--President Park Geun-hye of the Republic of Korea.