Sen. Bob Corker packs his bags for another trip this weekend, this time to meet with leaders in Japan, China and South Korea.
The senator and former Chattanooga mayor has visited dozens of countries since taking office in 2006 as a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Now, as the committee's top-ranking Republican, Corker has seen his role expand, particularly with regards to studying issues and guiding legislation.
Corker will visit the capital cities of Tokyo, Beijing and Seoul. According to a news release distributed by the senator's office Thursday, Corker will meet with new leaders in all three countries to discuss "economic, political and security issues."
"Ensuring stability, promoting economic prosperity and enhancing cooperation on transnational issues are of great significance to U.S. interest in the Asia-Pacific, so discussion on these issues with officials and business leaders in all three capitals is of particular importance," Corker said in a news release.
This marks the third publicized trip Corker has taken since becoming ranking member. Last month, Corker visited Senegal, Mali, Algeria and Tunisia to meet with foreign leaders; he also attended a security conference in Munich, Germany, this year.