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DP, PPP Heads to Visit US

Written: 2021-09-15 11:40:01Updated: 2021-09-15 13:30:00

The heads of the ruling Democratic Party(DP) and main opposition People Power Party(PPP) are scheduled to consecutively visit the U.S. 

DP Chairman Song Young-gil is set to make a six-day trip to Washington from Sunday and meet with U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan and Kurt Campbell, the deputy assistant to the president and coordinator for Indo-Pacific affairs on the National Security Council.

The party’s chief spokesperson Koh Yong-jin told reporters that the upcoming trip will focus on ways to strengthen the South Korea-U.S. alliance, resume the Korean Peninsula peace process and support President Moon Jae-in’s upcoming U.S. visit. 

Moon is set to depart for New York later on Sunday to attend the 76th session of the UN General Assembly. 

Meanwhile, PPP Chairman Lee Jun-seok will visit Washington, New York and Los Angeles from next Wednesday to the following Monday. 

A party official said Lee plans to meet with Korean Americans and Koreans studying in the U.S. who have voting rights and secure support for the PPP ahead of the presidential elections. The party is also said to be making arrangements for Lee to meet with U.S. lawmakers.

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