Asia Foundation Representatives Meet with Congressional Delegation in Seoul
Seoul, April 7, 2015 — Last week, Asia Foundation representatives met with members of a bipartisan Congressional delegation from the United States in Seoul, Korea. The delegation, headed by Minority Leader of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, was on a multi-country tour of Asia including stops in Korea, Myanmar, Japan, Vietnam, and Cambodia, focusing on security cooperation, trade, and human rights issues.
Han Sung-Joo, Chairman of Friends of The Asia Foundation and former Korean foreign minister and ambassador to the United States, and the Foundation’s Country Representative in Korea Dylan Davis met with Congresswoman Pelosi at an April 2 reception in honor of the delegation and discussed the role of the Foundation and its work in Korea. Han Sung-Joo noted that it was the Foundation that provided him with a grant to travel for the first time to the United States as a high school student to attend Camp Rising Sun in 1956, and how that experience shaped his career path.
Asia Foundation representatives also met with United States Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert to discuss the Foundation’s current work in Korea at his residence on March 27. The Foundation’s office in Seoul works to strengthen the capacity of South Korean government agencies and NGOs, promotes international exchanges with North Korea, and facilitates regional cooperation in Northeast Asia.
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