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Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman Tom Suozzi (3rd District of New York)

Resolution calls for increased efforts to strengthen diplomatic, economic, and security ties between the U.S. and South Korea

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Congressman Tom Suozzi’s (D-Long Island, Queens) bipartisan resolution which shows support for the alliance between the United States and the Republic of Korea in their efforts of promoting peace, diplomacy, economic activity, and security in the Indo-Pacific region. An identical resolution, led by Senator Lankford (R-OK), was unanimously approved by the Senate earlier this year.

Video of Suozzi speaking on the House floor in support of the resolution is found here.

“A little over 100 years ago, the Republic of Korea declared itself sovereign and formed a provisional government. Today it is one of the most vibrant, prosperous, and free societies in the world,” said Suozzi. “This resolution expresses the importance of our country’s alliance with the Republic of Korea. Affirmation of this alliance during this time of transition to a new administration and a new Congress is being closely watched through the Indo-Pacific region and it is encouraging that this resolution passed with bipartisan support.”

Specifically, Suozzi’s resolution:

·         Expresses the importance of the United States’ alliance with the Republic of Korea and shared interests of peace, democracy, free-market economy, human rights, and rule of law.

·         Recognizes the contributions of the Korean American community in the U.S.

·         Calls for the strengthening of diplomatic, economic, and security ties between the countries.

Suozzi is proud to represent the more than 20,000 Korean Americans in his Congressional District. Across the United States, there are nearly 2 million Korean Americans living and contributing to enriching the fabric of American society.