ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- A local politician turned lobbyist is trying to strengthen ties between Rockford and South Korea.
This afternoon, Don Manzullo and the Korean Ambassador to the United States took a tour of the Rockford Airport, Woodward and Rockford University.
The visit marks the 60th anniversary of the alliance between our two countries.
Today, the Rockford Area Economic Development Council and the Korean counterpart signed a trade agreement that should help us develop our growing aerospace industry, and vice versa.
"For one reason or another, Rockford is the area where you have a large number of aerospace industries. So that is one of the reasons I am here, to look into the possibility of strengthening cooperation between here in Rockford area and Korean companies," says Ambassador Ahn Ho-Young.
From here, Ho-Young heads back to Washington D.C.