Atlanta, GA ~ Atlanta, GA - Governor Brian P. Kemp and First Lady Marty Kemp have concluded their successful meeting with His Excellency President Yoon Suk Yeol of the Republic of Korea in Seoul. The leaders engaged in discussions about the strong and mutually beneficial relationship between the Republic of Korea and the State of Georgia, as well as global security concerns following the governor and first lady's visit to the Demilitarized Zone.

The meeting took place on the seventh day of Governor Kemp's international mission to the Republic of Korea, where he led a delegation of Georgia officials to strengthen strategic economic development partnerships.

During their meeting, Governor Kemp expressed his gratitude for the long-standing friendship between Georgia and Korea, which has resulted in approximately two decades of prosperity and economic growth for both parties. He also emphasized the importance of standing with allies during times of global uncertainty, both militarily and economically.

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"The relationship between the Republic of Korea and the State of Georgia is stronger than ever," said Governor Kemp. "We will continue to benefit from this partnership and work together to promote freedom, defend our shared values, and create opportunities for our people."

The connection between Korea and Georgia has been thriving for many years. The State of Georgia has maintained a presence in Korea since 1985, while Korea's Consular Office has been located in Georgia since 1976. In fact, Korean companies have been one of the top sources of Foreign Direct Investment and international job creation in Georgia for three consecutive years.

In fiscal year 2023 alone, Korean companies announced investments totaling over $10 billion and created 12,605 jobs across the state. Additionally, total trade between Georgia and Korea reached $15.8 billion in calendar year 2023, accounting for nearly 10 percent of the state's total trade.

Governor Kemp's visit to Korea has further solidified this strong partnership between both parties. As he continues his international mission, he remains committed to strengthening economic ties and promoting mutual prosperity between the Republic of Korea and the State of Georgia.

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