Connecting People & Ideas to Advance Mutual Interests in U.S.-Asia Relations

The Mansfield Foundation welcomed five members of Korea’s National Assembly to Washington August 18-22, 2008 to discuss issues of importance to U.S.-Korea relations. Members of the delegation included: Chin Young (Grand National Party); Jeon Hye-Sook (Democratic Party); Lee Dal-gon (Grand National Party); Lim Hae-kyu(Grand National Party); and Park Sang-Eun (Grand National Party). The study visit was supported by the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea and the Korea Foundation.

During five days of meetings, the Korean lawmakers met with U.S. government officials and Asia experts to discuss issues including: U.S. policy and perspectives on North Korea; U.S. relations with China and other Asian nations; the presidential candidates’ views on Asia; and the process and politics involved in U.S. ratification of the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement.