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Readout of Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis’ Phone Call with Republic of Korea Minister of National Defense Song Young-moo

June 14, 2018

Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Dana W. White provided the following readout:

Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis spoke with Republic of Korea (ROK) Minister of National Defense Song Young-moo today from the Pentagon to discuss the results of the U.S.-North Korea Summit. 

Secretary Mattis and Minister Song discussed their mutual support to ongoing diplomatic efforts, to include how we are working together to fulfill the President’s guidance on U.S.-ROK combined military exercises.

Secretary Mattis reaffirmed the ironclad U.S.-ROK alliance. Both pledged to continue working closely together towards regional peace and stability.