TEHRAN, May 13 (Press Shia) – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani sent a message to the President-elect of South Korea, Moon Jae-in, on Saturday to congratulate him on his election.

“Your Excellency Mr Moon Jae-in, President-elect of South Korea, I sincerely congratulate your election as the President of South Korea. I hope that in your term of office, relations between the two countries of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Korea be further developed. I pray to the Almighty for your Excellency’s health and success, as well as the South Korean nation’s felicity and prosperity,” President Rouhani said in the message. 

Moon Jae-in from the South Korean Democratic Party on Wednesday became the new president of the Asian nation with support of 41.1 percent of voters, according to National Electoral Commission (NEC). 

The vote took place less than two months after President Park Geun-hye was ousted following a corruption scandal that also led to her arrest. The new president of South Korea took office on May 10. 

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