U.S. Ambassador Mark W. Lippert visited Busan and Changwon on July 5-6, 2016. On July 5, the Ambassador gave an interview to reporters at Busan City Hall and celebrated 240 years of American independence at Busan Lotte Hotel. He also announced the official re-designation of the “American Presence Post in Busan” to “U.S. Consulate in Busan”. On July 6, the Ambassador enjoyed hiking along the “Igidae” Cliff with Busan Women’s College students and visited the “Muhak Changwon 1 Factory” located in Gyeongnam Changwon. He also watched a baseball game at Masan Baseball Stadium.