• Col. Michael E. Masley, commander for U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, gives a welcome speech to Yongsan-gu Korean American Friendship Council members, March 21. - U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Lim Hong-seo

    Yongsan leaders review partnership plan

    Col. Michael E. Masley, commander for U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, gives a welcome speech to Yongsan-gu Korean American Friendship Council members, March 21. - U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Lim Hong-seo

  • Jang-hyun Sung, mayor of Yongsan-gu and a member of KAFC, expresses his gratitude for inviting him to Yongsan Garrison, March 21. - U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Lim Hong-seo

    Yongsan leaders review partnership plan

    Jang-hyun Sung, mayor of Yongsan-gu and a member of KAFC, expresses his gratitude for inviting him to Yongsan Garrison, March 21. - U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Lim Hong-seo

  • Col. Michael E. Masley, commander for U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, left, and Jang-hyun Sung, mayor of Yongsan-gu and a member of KAFC, right, discuss their efforts strengthening the friendship between Republic of Korea and the United States over the lunch, March 21. - U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Lim Hong-seo

    Yongsan leaders review partnership plan

    Col. Michael E. Masley, commander for U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, left, and Jang-hyun Sung, mayor of Yongsan-gu and a member of KAFC, right, discuss their efforts strengthening the friendship between Republic of Korea and the United States over the...

YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Members of the Yongsan-gu Korean American Friendship Council (KAFC) were invited to Yongsan Garrison to discuss their efforts strengthening the friendship between Republic of Korea and the United States here, March 21.

Embodying the true meaning of good friends, the two sides have cooperated very closely in past years during many events, including the recent snow cleanup and 2012 Itaewon Global Village Festival.

Jang-hyun Sung, mayor of Yongsan-gu and a member of KAFC, and Col. Michael E. Masley, commander for U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, and their respective teams discussed past successes and future plan for even tighter cooperation.

"Thank you for all that you have done, and all that you do to support our military, our servicemembers, our families and our civilians here in Yongsan," Masley said. "Our ROK-U.S. alliance is successful because of the mutual trust and shared values between our council. Our face-to-face interactions allow us to continually build our partnership. We value these relations and will strive to continue to be good neighbors and ambassadors."

KAFC council members and representatives from Yongsan Garrison sat together and enjoyed the luncheon of friendship. They reached the conclusion that the friendship and trust between both sides are the foundation of the great ROK-U.S. alliance.

"Our strong fellowship shows we are not separate but one community with a common goal of peace and prosperity," Sung said. "In this year, we request all members to actively participate and support for the friendship of Yongsan, the very symbol of the ROK-U.S. alliance."

Sung also suggested Masley and U.S Soldiers to attend Yongsan-gu's Arbor Day tree planting event scheduled for April 5th.

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