We, the Presidents of the United States of America and the Republic of Korea, hereby reaffirm our close alliance and the importance of maintaining strong, mutually beneficial trade and economic ties between our peoples.

We welcome the successful conclusion of negotiations between our governments that have resulted in amendments and modifications to improve the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement.

With today’s signing of our newly concluded agreement, we pledge to direct our officials to move forward with additional steps, as required in our respective countries, to bring the updated agreement into force as soon as practicable.

We furthermore welcome this achievement as tangible evidence of the strength of the relationship between our two countries.

DONALD J. TRUMP                                                          MOON JAE-IN

President of the United States of America           President of the Republic of Korea

September 24, 2018

New York, New York

United States of America