Former U.S. president George W. Bush visited Korea on Wednesday and Thursday.
Bush came at the invitation of a real estate developer and gave a congratulatory speech at the launch of a new project that is to be built with American investment.
Bush stressed the importance of the Korea-U.S. alliance, saying it is more important than any treaty signed by the two sides. He also said his government worked very closely with Seoul during his term at the White House.
Bush congratulated President Park Geun-hye on her new government.
He headed back to the U.S. on Thursday afternoon aboard a chartered plane.