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PHOTO RELEASE: Rubio Begins Official Visit to South Korea

Jan 23, 2014 | Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s East Asian and Pacific Affairs Subcommittee and a member of the Select Committee on Intelligence, today began his official visit to South Korea. This is Rubio’s final stop on his week-long trip to Asia.

While in South Korea today, Rubio met with U.S. troops and senior government officials. Rubio also visited the Korean De-militarized Zone (DMZ), a strip of land separating South Korea and the threatening North Korea, where he was briefed on security issues.

In addition to Monday’s, Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s activities, more trip updates can be found at @MarcoRubio, Rubio’s personal Twitter account. Below are photos from Rubio’s first day in South Korea (the pictures can be viewed in higher quality here):

Rubio signs the guestbook at United States Forces Korea as General Curtis Scaparrotti looks on:

1.23.2014 guestbook S.Korea

Rubio meets a South Korean soldier at the DMZ:

1.23.2014 SK Soldier

Rubio has a lunch meeting with U.S. Forces Korea Florida service members at the DMZ Dining Facility:

1.23.2014 DMZ lunch SK

Rubio gets briefed by Colonel James Minnich, Secretary of the United Nations Command, Military Armistice Commission at the DMZ:

1.23.2014 briefing SK

Rubio views North Korea from the DMZ:

1.23.2014 NK view

Note: all photos can be credited to the office of U.S. Senator Marco Rubio.