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Korean Consul General Moon Duk-ho honored with King County Council recognition
The following is a release from the King County Council:
Korean Consul General Moon Duk-ho was honored on May 19, by Metropolitan King County Council, receiving a certificate of recognition from the Council.
1.7 million Americans of Korean descent live in the United States, making it home to the second-largest Korean population in the world. There are over 60,000 Korean Americans living in Washington state, half of whom live in King County. Washington’s strategic location on the Pacific Rim makes Korea the state’s fourth largest trading partner.
“King County has developed a special relationship based on strong economic, social and cultural ties, through times of peace and war,” said Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer, the author of the recognition. “We support the efforts in continuing to build strong bridges between the Republic of Korea and King County.”
The Seattle area has a historic relationship, both economically and culturally, with the Republic of South Korea. Our region has a large Korean population that greatly contributes to our diverse cultural character. The county prides itself on its strong bilateral trade relationships that bring prosperity to both of our regions.