Members of the Hawai‘i State Senate welcomed to the State Capitol ten delegates of the Gyeonggi-do Assembly delegation from the Republic of Korea during a formal meeting in the Office of the Senate President.

Gyeonggi is located in the western central region of the Korean Peninsula and is the most populous province in South Korea. The delegates are part of a 128-member assembly that serve four year terms.

The Gyeonggido Assembly delegates were visiting Hawai‘i Senators the day before the Senate convenes the 2018 Legislative Session and ahead of the start of the Gyeonggido 2018 Special Session which begins in February.

The friendly meeting, that included Luis Salaveria, Director of the Department of Economic Development and Tourism, was intended to be the first of many more as the Gyeonggido Assembly hopes to forge a stronger relationship with Hawai‘i to help increase tourism and business in both regions.

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