Sen. Ossoff remains a leader in the U.S. Senate pursuing stronger relations with South Korea, maintaining frequent contact with senior South Korean diplomatic and economic officials
Georgia is home to more than 73,000 Korean Americans, representing one of our fastest-growing populations in the state
Washington, D.C. — Today, Mr. Kim Baik Kyu, Korean American community leader and president of the Georgia Korean American Grocer’s Association, joined U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff as his honored guest in Washington, D.C., for South Korean President Yoon Suk-Yeol’s Historic Address to a joint session of Congress.
Senators and members of Congress are allowed to bring one guest of honor to accompany them to a foreign dignitary state address to a joint session of Congress.
“I am very excited to join Sen. Ossoff at President Yoon’s address to the U.S. Congress.” Mr. Kim said. “Korea and the U.S have had a good relationship for a long time. We have both benefitted a lot from the relationship, but we need to work harder together. I am glad that President Yoon is in the United States to address the joint session of Congress. Our country needs to be protected from threats to democracy that include China, Russia, and North Korea. We need to strengthen ties and work together.”
Last year, Mr. Kim was awarded the American Korean Friendship Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Kim is also a former President of the Korean American Association of Greater Atlanta and led the fundraising campaign to purchase and build the country’s largest Korean American Community Center.
Sen. Ossoff has been a strong advocate for the Korean American community in Georgia and remains a leader in the U.S. Senate pursuing stronger relations with South Korea, maintaining frequent contact with senior South Korean diplomatic and economic officials.
Marking the 70th Anniversary of the U.S.– Korea alliance, Sen. Ossoff led a second economic delegation to Seoul this month to continue pushing for additional Korean investment in Georgia and establishing Georgia as the advanced manufacturing hub in the U.S., and to continue strengthening diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Georgia is home to more than 73,000 Korean Americans, representing one of our fastest-growing populations, and more than 40,000 Georgians speak Korean at home. Korean Americans in Georgia operate more than 2,000 businesses.
Sen. Ossoff and Mr. Kim Baik Kyu