Marco Rubio tours South Korea, last stop on his Asia-Pacific trip

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U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio wraps up a weeklong official tour of three Pacific Rim nations with a visit to South Korea. It is the final stop on his first official trip to the Asia-Pacific region since his election to Congress.

The Florida Senator has already visited Japan and the Philippines, where Rubio toured Tacloban to witness recovery efforts after Typhoon Haiyan.

Rubio is the highest-ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations East Asian and Pacific Affairs Subcommittee and a member of the Select Committee on Intelligence.

While in South Korea, Rubio met with U.S. troops, senior government officials and toured the Korean De-militarized Zone (DMZ), a strip of land separating South Korea and North Korea, where he discussed security issues.

Rubio will later visit with President Park Geun-hye, and on Friday, will deliver a speech to Korea’s Asan Institute for Policy Studies in Seoul.

Regular updates on activities throughout the trip can be found on Rubio’s personal Twitter account @MarcoRubio, as well as posted photos and information on his website. 

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