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Pacific Rim Air Power Symposium kickoff in S. Korea

All Headlines 18:36 September 06, 2016

SEOUL, Sept. 6 (Yonhap) – The U.S. Pacific Air Forces and the South Korean Air Force jointly kicked off an annual symposium to discuss multilateral efforts to boost air power in the region, military officials said Tuesday.

Sixty-one military leaders from 16 countries throughout the Pacific region attended the three-day event that will run through Friday in the South Korean capital city, the Air Force said in a statement.

The Pacific Rim Air Power Symposium, previously known as the PACAF Director of Operations Conference, builds and improves multilateral relationships among air forces in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

Under the theme of "measures to enhance air power based on multilateral partnership in the Pacific region," participants are expected to discuss the coordination of air assets with key member states, such as the U.S., Australia and Indonesia, issuing statements.

This year's PACRIM Airpower Symposium also focuses on the importance of cyber security and its possible impact on air power, organizers said.

It is the first time for South Korea to host the annual symposium which began in 1995 in the United States.

In this photo taken on Sept. 6, 2016, air force officials from 16 countries attend the annual Pacific Rim Air Power Symposium in Seoul. (Yonhap)

kyongae.choi@yna.co.kr
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