Korean ambassador visits Alaska

Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2002

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Korean ambassador to the United States is in Alaska this week for speeches and meetings with Alaska business and government officials.

Yang Sang-Chul is traveling with American Ambassador to Korea Thomas Hubbard.

Gov. Tony Knowles has declared this week ''Partners for Prosperity and Friendship, Alaska-Korea Week.'' Knowles said Korea has long been an outstanding neighbor and business partner for Alaska.

Alaska exports to Korea have totaled more than $ 4 billion since 1985.

Japan is Alaska's largest trading partner.

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