Washington, D.C. Following a historic five-day economic delegation to Korea last month, Georgia U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff is urging President Biden to swiftly nominate an Ambassador to the Republic of Korea (ROK).
The move underscores Sen. Ossoff’s deep commitment to strengthening relations and the long-standing partnership between the two nations.
“The U.S.-ROK alliance is strong, and it is vital to international peace and security. In my view, it is urgent that we have in place a Senate-confirmed ambassador to represent the United States, implement U.S. foreign policy from our embassy in Seoul, and strengthen our relationship with the ROK,” Sen. Ossoff wrote.
In November, Sen. Ossoff led a historic economic delegation to South Korea, where he met with key economic and government leaders to pitch additional foreign direct investment in Georgia to boost economic growth and create Georgia jobs.
Georgia is a major destination for South Korean Foreign Direct Investment, including major employers in strategic industries such as batteries, renewable energy, and cars, employing thousands of Georgians and representing billions of dollars of investment in the United States.
Click here to view a copy of Sen. Ossoff’s letter to President Biden.