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Congressman Tom Garrett

Representing the 5th District of Virginia

Garrett Among Bipartisan Delegation Contributing to Ongoing Korean Negotiations

September 21, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week Fifth Congressional District Representative Tom Garrett traveled with five of his colleagues in a bipartisan Congressional delegation to the Republic of Korea. As South Korean President Moon Jae-in met with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un, Congressman Garrett and his colleagues met with senior South Korean military, political and business leaders to discuss their mutual concerns about the recent aggressive actions and statements coming out of Pyongyang, and the threat they pose to long-term peace and stability throughout the region.

At the conclusion of their meetings, Rep. Garrett released the following statement:

“I’ve been honored to be among a bipartisan group of five members of Congress who were in Seoul during the talks in Pyongyang between the leaders of North and South Korea. Over the course of these discussions, I was privileged to have met directly with senior South Korean leaders from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Parliament, and the ROK (Republic of Korea) Armed Forces, and am optimistic about their sincere desire for a peaceful future for all the people of the Korean Peninsula.”

Garrett is a former Army Artillery Officer and a current member of both the House Foreign Affairs and Homeland Security Committees in the U.S. Congress.