President Bush's national security adviser, Condoleezza Rice, has wrapped up a three-nation Asian tour after thanking South Korea for its support of the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq.
Ms. Rice met Friday with President Roh Moo-hyun in Seoul, handing him a letter from President Bush. She said the letter expresses President Bush's gratitude for the close relations between their countries.
In talks with Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon, Ms. Rice thanked South Korea for its resolve to send 3,000 troops to Iraq, despite the recent killing of a South Korean man by Islamic militants. She and Mr. Ban also discussed the dispute over North Korea's nuclear program.
The White House national security adviser arrived in Seoul from Beijing.
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