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U.S. national security adviser to visit Seoul next month: Cheong Wa Dae

All News 16:54 October 18, 2020

SEOUL, Oct. 18 (Yonhap) -- U.S. National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien will visit Seoul next month, probably after the U.S. presidential election, Cheong Wa Dae said Sunday.

Presidential spokesman Kang Min-seok said during a briefing that Suh Hoon, director of South Korea's National Security Office, asked his counterpart to visit Seoul during their meeting at the White House last week.

Kang expected O'Brien's visit to take place after the U.S. presidential election on Nov. 3.

During his visit, "Suh met with other senior officials, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo," Kang said, adding that his visit "served as a chance to reconfirm strong alliance between the two allies."

Suh will continue working closely with U.S. officials on various issues, including a defense cost-sharing deal and the resumption of nuclear talks between Washington and Pyongyang, according to the spokesman.

The two allies also agreed on cooperating in the development of vaccines for the new coronavirus, he said.

Suh also called for U.S. support for Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee, who has been named as one of the two final candidates for the position of World Trade Organization (WTO) director-general.

This captured image from the Twitter account of the U.S. National Security Council shows U.S. National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien (L) and his South Korean counterpart, Suh Hoon, posing after their meeting at the White House on Oct. 14, 2020. (Yonhap)


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