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U.S. Amb. Harris joins 'Stay Strong' campaign to fight COVID-19

All News 15:38 April 10, 2020

SEOUL, April 10 (Yonhap) -- U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Harry Harris joined the foreign ministry's "Stay Strong" campaign Friday to help galvanize collective action to fight the new coronavirus.

The ambassador tweeted a photo showing him holding up his own campaign logo that showed two palms touching each other to symbolize the South Korea-U.S. alliance, while wearing a facial mask with his signature mustache printed on it.

"Glad to take part in @MOFA_kr's #StayStrongCampaign in the fight against #COVID19!" Harris wrote on Twitter, referring to Seoul's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The U.S. envoy then tagged three people, as requested by the ministry, to continue the campaign. The three are U.S. Forces Korea Commander Gen. Robert Abrams, British Ambassador to South Korea Simon Smith and South Korean Ambassador to the U.S. Lee Soo-hyuck.

On Thursday, Harris came into the spotlight due to a media report that he does not does not plan to continue his ambassadorship beyond the November U.S. presidential election regardless of whether U.S. President Donald Trump wins a second term.

Following the report, the U.S. Embassy in Seoul said that Harris remains "energized" to continue to serve in the job as he has frequently said there is no better place to serve as ambassador than South Korea.

U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Harry Harris holds up a logo of an anti-coronavirus campaign in this photo captured on April 10, 2020, from his Twitter account. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

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