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Air Force chief, U.S. space commander agree to form consultative body on space policy

All News 11:40 August 29, 2021

SEOUL, Aug. 29 (Yonhap) -- Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Park In-ho has signed a deal with the chief of the U.S. space operations and agreed to form a joint consultative body on space policy to strengthen cooperation, his office said Sunday.

During his visit to the Air Force Space Command in Colorado, Park signed a memorandum of understanding with Gen. John Raymond on the formation of a joint space policy consultative body on Friday (U.S. time), becoming official partners in space security cooperation.

The Air Force plans to further boost cooperation with the U.S. space force, including exchanging information, through the consultative body.

Park also held a bilateral meeting with the command chief, Gen. James Dickinson, and agreed to strengthen partnership on sharing information on space surveillance, as well as improving joint space operations capabilities, such as missile defense.

He plans to fly to Hawaii for a meeting with air force commanders in the Pacific from 19 nations to explore ways to boost regional security and ensure peace, the military said.

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Park In-ho (R) and U.S. chief of space operations, Gen. John Raymond, sign a memorandum of understanding on forming a joint space policy consultative body at the Air Force Space Command in Colorado, U.S., on Aug. 27, 2021 (local time), in this photo provided by South Korea's Air Force on Aug. 29, 2021.(PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)


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