South Korea's President Park Geun-hye ended her first U.S. trip with a toast with California Gov. Jerry Brown and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to future trade and tourism between the two allies.
Park received a standing ovation from guests who gathered Thursday under a white canopy tent set up on the broad lawn behind the mayor's official residence, Getty House.
Referring to the six-decade relationship between the two nations, she said when her country succeeds, so does the U.S.
She raised a toast to an "ever more successful alliance."
Park told Congress on Wednesday that she will never accept a nuclear-armed North Korea. There was no mention of North Korea at the lunch, although Brown says ties between democracies must be kept strong in a turbulent world.