Washington, DC – Today, House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY) and Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX), along with Subcommittee on the Indo-Pacific Ranking Member Ami Bera (D-CA) and Chairwoman Young Kim (R-CA) issued the following statement to mark the 70th anniversary of the Korean Armistice.

“Today marks the 70th anniversary of the Korean Armistice Agreement, but the threat emanating from North Korea continues. Through sanctions evasion, illicit cyber activity, and help from countries such as Russia and China, North Korea continues to threaten the peace and stability of the Indo-Pacific with its missile and nuclear program. In contrast, the U.S.-South Korea alliance contributes to a free and open Indo-Pacific through shared democratic ideals, market-based economic growth, and vibrant people-to-people ties. Today’s anniversary reinforces the need for a strong U.S.-Republic of Korea alliance to bolster peace and prosperity on the Korean Peninsula and reminds us how important it is to stand against authoritarianism.”