(Photo Gallery) Ambassador and the U.S. Consulate Busan Celebrate the 243rd Anniversary of U.S. Independence

) Ambassador and the U.S. Consulate Busan Celebrate the 243rd Anniversary of U.S. Independence

On July 2, Ambassador Harry Harris hosted Consulate Busan’s Mardi Gras-themed Independence Day Reception at Park Hyatt Busan.  He greeted over 240 guests and welcomed not just one, but two metropolitan city mayors—Oh Keo-don of Busan and Song, Cheol-ho of Ulsan.  The Ambassador highlighted the U.S. – ROK Alliance as a cornerstone for regional security, stability and prosperity underscored by President Trump’s visit to Korea just this past weekend.   The mood quickly turned into a real Mardi Gras party, with the guests gleefully chatting and swaying to live jazz music.