Nancy Pelosi visits Korea Demilitarized Zone with Congressional delegation

“It was a privilege to interact with the uniformed American heroes on the ground in Korea, led by General Paul LaCamera, Commander of U.S. Forces Korea. During visits to the Joint Demilitarized Zone/Security Area (DMZ/JSA) and the Osan Air Base, we convey the gratitude of Congress and the country for the patriotic service of our service members, who stand as sentinels of democracy on the Korean Peninsula,” Pelosi said in the statement.

The DMZ is a 160-mile-long no-man’s-land about 30 miles north of Seoul that was established in the 1953 Korean War Armistice Agreement. It is often described as the most heavily armed border in the world.

Pelosi said the delegation also visited Seoul, praising what she described as “a strong bond” between the United States and South Korea.

“The United States and South Korea share a strong bond shaped by security and forged by decades of warm friendship. Our congressional delegation traveled to Seoul to reaffirm our cherished ties and our shared commitment to promoting security and stability, economic growth and democratic governance. Pelosi said.

Pelosi said the delegation was “honored to host” a parliamentary meeting “where we reaffirmed our commitment to the US-Korea alliance” and “was pleased to participate in a telephone meeting with Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol.” “.

Providing a readout of the call, Pelosi said, “We thanked the President for Korea’s hospitality of 28,000 US military service members and their families. Each member engaged in a conversation with the President, highlighting areas of continued cooperation.” to promote a free and open Indo-Pacific.”

The announcement comes after Pelosi recently visited Taiwan amid threats of Chinese retaliation.

Pelosi touched down in Taipei on Tuesday, marking a major show of support for Taiwan. Pelosi’s stop in Taipei is the first time a US House Speaker has visited Taiwan in 25 years. His trip comes at a low point in US-China relations and despite warnings from the Biden administration against a stopover in Taiwan.

This story has been updated with additional developments on Thursday.

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