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Readout of Deputy Secretary of Defense Shanahan's Meeting with Japan's State Minister for National Defense Tomohiro Yamamoto

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Release No: NR-391-17
Nov. 15, 2017
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Deputy Secretary of Defense spokesperson Cmdr. Sarah Higgins provided the following readout:

Deputy Secretary of Defense Pat Shanahan met with Japan's State Minister for National Defense Tomohiro Yamamoto today on the sidelines of the UN Peacekeeping Defense Ministerial in Vancouver, Canada.‎ 

They discussed a range of global security issues, including the US ironclad commitment to Japan under the U.S.-Japan security treaty, the importance of close coordination among like-minded States in responding to North Korean provocations, and opportunities for greater US-Japan cooperation in supporting various capacity building efforts.

This was the first time Deputy Secretary Shanahan had met Vice Minister Yamamoto.