Donald Trump announced Thursday that he will be sending a Presidential Delegation to the Republic of Korea to attend the Opening Ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics next week in the president’s absence.
Vice President Pence recently returned from a foreign trip to Israel on his own and will soon be off to South Korea in the president’s place, according to a statement from the White House.
The vice president will lead the delegation to PyeongChang accompanied by his wife second lady Karen Pence along with a handful of other United States representatives.
Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Ed Royce, Commander of the United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command and United States Forces Korea General Vincent K. Brooks, Former Commander of the United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command and United States Forces Korea General James D. Thurman, Mr. Marc E. Knapper of the United States Embassy Seoul and 2002 Olympic Gold Medalist Sarah Hughes will also be included in the delegation.
The 2018 Winter Olympics will kick off with the Opening Ceremony on Friday, February 9.