“The two countries are preparing a joint declaration commemorative of the alliance’s 60th anniversary about the direction of the two countries’ future development,” presidential spokesman Yoon Chang-jung said Friday.
“The declaration will go beyond the future vision of the alliance announced in 2009, and will include core factors about the two countries’ future direction that foresees the next several decades,” he said.
Cheong Wa Dae said the slogan of Park’s U.S. visit is “Bound by trust, forward together” to summarize the meaning of the summit talks that will design the future of the trust-based Korea-U.S. alliance.
Observers said the slogan also looks to have taken into account Obama’s latest political jargon including “forward” and “together.” Obama’s election slogan for his second presidential bid was “forward.”
He also concluded with the words “we stand together, we work together, we go together” during a speech at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul last May.
Updated : 2013-05-05 20:38
(left) President Park Geun-hye (Chung Hee-cho/The Korea Herald )
(right) U.S. President Barack Obama (Yonhap News)