Durbin Statement Following The Joint Session Of Congress With South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol
Korean American Association of Chicago President Julie Choi joins Durbin as his guest
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) released the following statement after today’s Joint Session of Congress with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol. Following the Joint Session of Congress, Durbin met with his guest, Julie Eunju Choi, the 35th President of the Korean American Association of Chicago.
“Today’s Joint Session of Congress is a reminder of the importance of reaffirming our critical international relationships that have been at the forefront of President Biden’s first term. Some years ago, I had the privilege of visiting South Korea and the thousands of U.S. servicemembers stationed there to help keep the peace amid continued North Korean belligerence,” said Durbin. “It was also an honor to welcome my guest, Julie Choi, President of the Korean American Association of Chicago, to the U.S. Capitol. Julie is a leader in the Chicagoland area and an active member of the Korean American community. She has made our city a more vibrant place and I look forward to our continued discussions to help our Korean American Illinoisans.”
A photo of the meeting can be found here.
Biography of Julie Eunju Choi can be found below:
Ms. Julie Eunju Choi is a Korean American business and community leader with strong ties to Illinois. Ms. Choi immigrated to the United States from the Republic of Korea in May 1982. Prior to emigrating, she received her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the Soongeui Women’s College in South Korea. She continued her studies in the U.S. at Parkland College in Urbana-Champaign, IL, in the mid-1980s.
In addition to her many professional accomplishments, Ms. Choi is a very active member of the Korean American community in the Chicagoland area and has held leadership positions with a number of organizations through the years, including the Korean Cultural Center of Chicago, Korean American Women’s Association of Chicago, Chicago Forum, and Rotary Club of Chicagoland Korean-Northbrook. Ms. Choi currently serves as the 35th President of the Korean American Association of Chicago, a role she has held since November 2021.
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