Sullivan Commends Leaders of Republic of Korea and Japan on ‘Comfort Women’ Settlement

WASHINGTON, D.C--Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) released the following statement on the settlement of the dispute between the Republic of Korea and Japan over World War II-era “Comfort Women.”

“I commend the leaders of both the Republic of Korea and Japan for directly addressing the painful and difficult issue of ‘Comfort Women’ during World War II and the involvement and responsibility of Japan’s military. This agreement should further help healing and reconciliation between two of our most important allies in the Asia Pacific and hasten trilateral cooperation on a variety of security, economic and humanitarian issues among our three countries.”

Senator Sullivan sits on the Senate Armed Services Committee. As part of his duties on that committee, he has traveled to the Asia Pacific twice in the last year and has met with numerous senior government officials in the region.