U.S. urged to waive visa rules for Koreans

Sept. 24, 2003 at 7:31 PM

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- American business leaders are reportedly urging the Bush Administration to provide a visa waiver for Koreans traveling to the United States.

The Korea Times said the call was reiterated during the Korea-United States Business Councils meeting, which ended its two-day session Wednesday in Washington.

The leader of the Korean delegation, Hyousung Group Chairman Cho Suck-rai, told the Korea Times American CEOs agreed to launch an aggressive campaign to enable Koreans to travel to the U.S. without visas.

The visa issue has become a high priority matter for Korean and U.S. businesses, especially since July when new anti-terrorist rules went into effect requiring personal interviews regardless of the purpose of the visit.

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