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Diplomatic Dialogue with Ambassador Sangpyo Suh, Consul General, Republic of Korea

June 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm


On June 5th, 2024, the SEUSKCC, in collaboration with the Atlanta Council on International Relations (ACIR), hosted a Diplomatic/Economic Dialogue reception with Ambassador Sangpyo Suh, Consul General of South Korea in Atlanta. The event took place at Aprio LLP and was attended by over 80 people, including significant figures from local government and notable business leaders such as Stuart Countess, CEO of Kia Georgia.

Event Highlights:

  • Networking and Introductions: The evening began with a networking session accompanied by refreshments, allowing attendees to connect and engage in meaningful discussions. Introductions were made by representatives from Aprio, SEUSKCC, and ACIR, setting the stage for an insightful dialogue.
  • Acknowledgement of Diplomats: Diplomatic representatives from Korea, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Peru were acknowledged, underscoring the international significance of the event.
  • Dialogue with Consul General Suh: Ambassador Suh shared his insights on the US-Korea relationship, emphasizing its critical role in political, social, and economic aspects of mutual prosperity. He highlighted the impact of this relationship on the Korean community in the Southeast U.S. and metro-Atlanta, and stressed the importance of supporting organizations that bridge these communities to foster regional development.

Key Discussion Points:

  1. Southeast US-Korea Economic Forum: Scheduled for August 22-23, this forum will be held in Atlanta, presenting a prime opportunity for furthering economic ties between the Southeast U.S. and Korea.
  2. Partner with Korea Act: Ambassador Suh discussed the importance of this bill, which promotes non-immigrant visas and should be sponsored at both the U.S. House and Senate levels. This act aims to enhance strategic economic cooperation between the U.S. and Korea, leading to significant economic development.
  3. Next Generation Technology Improvement: The dialogue also covered advancements in technology through US-Korea collaboration. Highlighting the CHIPS Act, Ambassador Suh mentioned Absolics’ plans to develop a new plant for semiconductor packaging materials in Covington, GA, and the importance of supporting high-tech manufacturing jobs through such initiatives.

Additionally, the event underscored the importance of the trilateral relationship between the US, Korea, and Japan in sustaining world peace and security in the East Pacific area. The need to enhance these international relationships in the Pacific Asia region was emphasized as integral to promoting exchanges and collaboration for regional stability.

The event concluded with a vibrant Q&A session, allowing attendees to engage directly with Ambassador Suh. The evening was a great success, fostering connections and providing valuable insights into the ongoing and future economic collaborations between the U.S. and Korea.


June 5
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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