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Immediate Release

Secretary Mattis Travels to the Asia-Pacific Region to Meet with Key Allies

Jan. 25, 2017

Secretary of Defense James Mattis will embark on his first trip as secretary Feb. 1-4 to meet with his counterparts from two critical allies, Japan and the Republic of Korea. The four day trip will include stops in Seoul and Tokyo.
 
Departing on Feb. 1, Secretary Mattis will begin his trip in the Republic of Korea, where he will meet Minister of National Defense Han Min Koo and other senior Korean officials.  On Feb. 3, Secretary Mattis will travel to Tokyo for meetings with Minister of Defense Tomomi Inada and other senior Japanese officials.
 
The trip will underscore the commitment of the United States to our enduring alliances with Japan and the Republic of Korea, and further strengthen U.S.-Japan-Republic of Korea security cooperation.
 
Press interested in covering any of these events locally can request more information from OSD Press Operations at 703-697-5131 or osd.pa.dutyofficer@mail.mil.