South Korea President Moon to send flowers to Samsung Lee's funeral

FILE PHOTO: South Korea's President Moon Jae-in delivers a speech during the opening ceremony of the 21st National Assembly, in Seoul, South Korea July 16, 2020. Jung Yeon-je/Pool via REUTERS

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in plans to send condolences flowers to the funeral of Samsung Group chief Lee Kun-hee, the presidential office said on Sunday.

“From the Blue House, chief of staff Noh Young-min and senior presidential secretary Lee Ho-seung will pay respects in person as soon as a memorial alter is ready. President Moon Jae-in’s message to the late chairman Lee Kun-hee will be delivered directly to his family,” presidential spokesman Kang Min-seok said.

Reporting by Cynthia Kim and Hyonhee Shin; Editing by William Mallard