Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 6


[Filed with Secretary of State September 4, 1987.]

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 6 - Relative to the Republic of Korea.
WHEREAS, The friendship and commerce program in the form of the sister city concept was inaugurated by the President of the United States in 1956 to establish greater friendship and understanding between people of the United States and other nations through the medium of direct person contact; and

WHEREAS, All succeeding United States Presidents have endorsed this program conducted for the broad purpose of exchanging ideas between the citizens of this state, the United States, and the people of other nations; and

WHEREAS, The people of the Republic of Korea, like the people of this state and the United States, generally, have overcome great adversity and have built a successful, prosperous, free economy; and

WHEREAS, The Republic of Korea has been one of the most faithful allies of the United States since 1948; and

WHEREAS, Strong commercial ties now exist between the citizens of the Republic of Korea and the citizens of this state; and

WHEREAS, The people-to-people program initiated by President Eisenhower in 1956 and endorsed by President Kennedy in 1961 was designed to bring the people of the world closer together in the interests of peace and prosperity; and

WHEREAS, A friendship and commerce relationship between the Republic of Korea and California is in the best interest of a cooperative and mutually beneficial relationship for the people of the two geo-political entities involved; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate of the State of California, the Assembly thereof concurring, That the Legislature, on behalf of the people of the State of California extends to the people of the Republic of Korea, an invitation to join California in a friendship and commerce relationship and to conduct mutually beneficial social, economic, educational, and cultural programs in order to bring our citizens closer together and strengthen international understanding and goodwill; and be it further

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate transmit copies of this resolution to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea, the Speaker of the National Assembly, the Mayor of Seoul, Republic of Korea, George Deukmejian, Governor of California and to the presiding officers of the legislative houses of the other states of the Union.

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