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Immediate Release

Readout of Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis’ participation in tri-lateral meeting with Japan and the Republic of Korea.

Oct. 19, 2018

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

Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis met with Defense Ministers Takeshi Iwaya of Japan and Jeong Kyeong-doo of the Republic of Korea, to reaffirm the long-standing defense relationships between the three nations.

The leaders discussed a broad range of defense and policy issues, and the Secretary thanked the Ministers for their country’s commitment to a prosperous, enduring relationship with the United States.

They agreed to continue expanding cooperation in the Indo-Pacific and East Asia. 

Secretary Mattis acknowledged Japan and South Korea for being staunch allies during turbulent times in the region.