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Defense minister meets with U.S. army secretary

Defense 14:24 January 29, 2020

SEOUL, Jan. 29 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo met with visiting U.S. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy and U.S. Army Pacific Commander Gen. Paul LaCamera on Wednesday and discussed ways to boost cooperation between the two countries, the defense ministry said.

During the meeting in Seoul, Jeong highlighted the importance of an "ironclad combined defense posture" to support the diplomatic efforts for denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, and asked for continued support from the United States, according to the ministry.

McCarthy and LaCamera stressed the importance of the alliance between South Korea and the U.S., and vowed to strengthen communication and cooperation between their armies, the ministry said.

South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo (R) meets with visiting U.S. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy at the defense ministry in Seoul on Jan. 29, 2020, in this photo provided by the ministry. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)


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