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송신: 오소프 상원의원, 윤 당선자 사절단 접견

워싱턴 DC — 지난 주 존 오소프 미국 상원의원은 3월 9일 대통령 선거에서 당선되어 5월 10일 취임하는 한국의윤석열 대통령 당선자가 미국에 파견한 사절단을 영접했다.

오소프 상원의원은 윤 당선자의 주요 외교정책 고문이자 국회의원인 박진 박사와 조태용 의원을 만났다.

세 사람은 한미동맹 강화의 중요성, 지난 주 북한의 미사일 시험 발사, 동북아 지역 안보, 러시아의 우크라이나 공격, 조지아주와 한국 사이의 교역 확대에 대해 논의했다. 

오소프 상원의원은 앞서 2021년 11월 조지아주의 주요 교역 파트너인 한국에 경제사절단을 이끌고 방문했을 때윤 당선자, 박 박사, 조 의원과 만난 바 있다.

오소프 상원의원은 한국과의 관계 강화를 추구하는 미국 상원 내 대표적 인사로서 한국의 외교, 경제, 외교 고위관리들과 자주 접촉하고 있다.

오소프 상원의원은 지난 달 두 번의 별도 일정을 통해 이수혁 주미대사와 김형진 국가안보실 제2차장을 만났다.

2021년 11월 5일 간의 방문 기간 동안 오소프 상원의원은 경제, 안보, 문화 관계를 강화하기 위해 주요 경제 및 정부 지도자들을 만났다.

조지아주는 배터리, 재생 에너지, 자동차와 같은 전략 산업 분야의 기업들이 투자하는 대한민국 외국 직접 투자의주요 지역으로, 해당 기업들은 조지아 주민 수천 명을 고용하고, 수십억 달러를 투자하고 있다.

조지아주에는 서반구 최대의 태양광 모듈 제조 시설인 한화큐셀, SK 이노베이션의 전기차 배터리 공장, 기아 제조 공장이 자리잡고 있다.

박진·조태용 의원을 만나고 있는 오소프 상원의원

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