September 1, 2023

Young Visits South Korea to Bolster U.S.-Korea Alliance

Senator Young in Korea

U.S. Senator Todd Young with South Korea President Yoon Suk Yeol

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Finance Committees and co-chair of the bipartisan Senate Korea Caucus, visited the Republic of Korea (ROK) this week to deepen and strengthen the U.S.-Korea alliance.

Senator Young met with South Korea President Yoon Suk Yeol to discuss U.S.-Korea relations, strategies for countering mutual security and economic threats, and actions the United States and Korea can take with Japan to further the momentum of the Camp David Summit. Young also met with Trade Minister Ahn Duk-geun and other senior Korean government officials to discuss Korean investment in the United States and other shared economic interests

In addition to these engagements with the ROK government, Senator Young also received an update from senior leaders of United States Forces Korea, which plays a critical role in deterring aggression from North Korea and supporting security and stability in the Indo-Pacific. And the Senator held economic discussions with Korean business leaders about jobs and investments in Indiana.  

“It is critical that the U.S.-Korea alliance is both active and strong,” said Senator Young. “This productive trip reaffirmed the importance of the partnership between our nations. I will continue to work with my colleagues in Congress on ways to deepen U.S.-Korea economic and security cooperation to help preserve a stable and prosperous Indo-Pacific region.”

Read more about Senator Young’s trip here.