Mass. Senator Ed Markey Visits South Korea, Taiwan To Reaffirm U.S. Support

Photo: Courtesy of Senator Ed Markey.

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Reaffirming federal commitments like the United States South Korea Alliance and Taiwan Relations Act, Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey traveled to regions of Asia on Sunday, to kick off his delegation trip for the week.

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In South Korea, the senator's office said Markey discussed global issues with country representatives on the climate crisis, security on the Korean peninsula, and supply chain statuses. Markey also toured the Joint Security Area and visited the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea for a security briefing from senior military officials.

“Our alliance is also rooted in our economic partnership and mutual commitment to advancing a clean-energy 21st century. The historic Inflation Reduction Act will invest $369 billion in climate justice and clean energy technology, create millions of jobs, and reduce our emissions," Markey said.

Markey also discussed continued global cooperation on finance for climate adaptation and mitigation and the private sector in climate-smart investments with directors of the Green Climate Fund.

“The U.S.-South Korea alliance is based on shared values and interests – from nuclear disarmament to the fight again climate change, and our commitment to this important relationship is stronger than ever,” Markey said.

The Democrat concluded his trip to South Korea, and resume his travels to Taiwan, where he plans to discuss and reaffirm the United States' support for Taiwan. While there, Markey says he will address the tensions in the Taiwan Strait along with economic cooperation.

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