Crowley Welcomes Korea’s Consul General to New York
(Queens, N.Y.) – On Tuesday, January 8, 2013, Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, met with the Consul General of the Republic of Korea in New York, Ambassador Se-joo Son, in his district office in Queens. Crowley and the Consul General discussed a number of issues of importance to U.S.-Korean relations, including security, commerce, and the growing Korean-American community in New York.
“Korea is one of our most important allies, and I’m pleased to have had the opportunity to welcome Consul General Son to New York and discuss relations between our two countries,” said Rep. Crowley. “Korean Americans are an essential part of our neighborhoods, communities, businesses and houses of worship here in Queens and the Bronx, and I look forward to working with Consul General Son and New York’s Korean-American community moving forward.”
There are an estimated 1.5 million Korean Americans in the U.S., including approximately 600,000 in the New York/New Jersey area.
Congressman Crowley is the eight-term representative from the 14th Congressional District of New York, which includes sections of Queens and the Bronx. He is a member of the powerful Ways and Means Committee and serves as Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus in the House of Representatives.