A bipartisan resolution was introduced in the US Congress and the House of Representatives to welcome President Yoon Seok-yeol’s state visit to the United States.
The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee announced on the 24th (local time) that it had proposed a resolution to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the ROK-US alliance and welcome President Yoon’s state visit to the US.
The resolution, initiated by Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez, was joined bipartisanically by Senator James Risch, Republican secretary of the Foreign Relations Committee, East Asia and Pacific Subcommittee Chairman Chris Van Hollen, and East Asia and Pacific Subcommittee Secretary Mitt Romney.
The resolution said, “We welcome President Yoon’s state visit to the United States and urge the two countries to use this opportunity as a venue to expand security, economy, and people-to-people exchanges.” It is a key pillar for the future and a key element for countering the North Korean threat.”
“The United States reaffirms its iron-clad security commitments to the Republic of Korea, including extended deterrence, supported by the full range of United States capabilities, including nuclear capabilities,” he said. do,” he said.
The resolution also expresses support for South Korea’s participation in the Quad, encouraging close cooperation among the three countries to establish lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula, denuclearization of North Korea, and respond to common challenges.”
In a press release, Chairman Menendez said, “I welcome President Yoon’s state visit to the United States and am proud to propose a bipartisan resolution.” I look forward to it,” he said.
Rep. Rishi also said, “I am encouraged by Korea’s desire to protect freedom, economic development, and human rights in a free and peaceful Indo-Pacific ahead of President Yoon’s visit to the United States.” I applaud your courage, and I will continue to be a strong supporter of trilateral cooperation.”
Since the Senate is currently adjourned, the resolution is expected to be officially introduced on the 25th and go through the deliberation process immediately.
The House Foreign Relations Committee also introduced a similar resolution this afternoon.
The House resolution was initiated by Democrat Grace Meng and co-sponsored by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Mike McCall, Republican Party Foreign Relations Committee Indo-Pacific Subcommittee Chairman Young Kim, and Ami Vera, Indo-Pacific Subcommittee Secretary. Korean lawmakers, including Andy Kim and Marilyn Strickland, and Republican Michelle Park Steele, all joined.
Previously, at the time of President Moon Jae-in’s visit to the United States in May 2021, a welcome resolution was proposed in the US Senate and House of Representatives. During President Moon’s first visit to the United States in 2017, a resolution was introduced in the Senate.
When former President Park Geun-hye visited the United States in May 2013, a resolution to welcome the visit to the United States and commemorate the 60th anniversary of the alliance was initiated and adopted by the Senate, and was also initiated by the House of Representatives. During his visit to the United States in May 2015, a resolution was proposed and adopted by the Senate.
As President Yoon is scheduled to give a speech at a joint meeting of the Senate and the House of Representatives on the 27th, these resolutions seem likely to be adopted.
The Korean Embassy in the United States said, “This resolution is a bipartisan text prepared through consultations between the leadership of the Democratic Party and the Republican Party, including the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the House Foreign Relations Committee.” “We are focusing on urging the deepening of Korea-U.S. relations,” he explained.
The Embassy to the United States continued, “In particular, the fact that the resolution was initiated almost simultaneously after coordination between the Senate and the House of Representatives at the time of President Yoon’s visit to the United States was to congratulate the Korean leader’s state visit to the United States for the first time in 12 years and to congratulate the U.S. Congress on the importance of Korea-US relations and the ROK-US alliance. It is evaluated as showing firm support for the
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