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QNS: Sunnyside councilwoman takes part in Global Korean Politicians Forum in Seoul

Councilwoman Julie Won is back in Queens following a weeklong trip to Seoul, South Korea, where she joined 50 individuals from the Korean diaspora who were invited to the Eighth Annual Global Korean Politicians Forum, hosted by the Overseas Korea Foundation.

Won took part in discussions on global political issues concerning the Korean community, as well as best practices from each of the representative’s own governments around the world. The forum coincided with Korean Independence Day, on Monday, Aug. 14.

During the conference, Won met with South Korea Foreign Minister Jin Park and Speaker of the National Assembly Jin-pyo Kim. She also met with the interim President of the Democratic Party of Korea Ho-jung Yun and Yong-ho Thae, a North Korean defector who became the first to win a parliamentary seat in South Korea.

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