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Published:April 10th, 2015 11:18 EST

Ash Carter, South Korea President Reaffirm Alliance

By SOP newswire3

DoD News, Defense Media Activity

Defense Secretary Ash Carter met with South Korea President Park Geun-hye in Seoul and reaffirmed the strength and importance of the enduring alliance between the United States and South Korea, according to a Defense Department statement issued today.


Carter is on first trip to the Asia-Pacific region as defense secretary. The meeting took place as a precursor to Park`s upcoming visit to Washington, the release stated.

The leaders discussed the importance of their countries` partnership, both in deterring North Korean threats to security and stability on the Korean Peninsula, and in helping assure continued peace and prosperity throughout the Asia-Pacific region, according to the release.

They also covered a wide range of bilateral, regional, and global issues relevant to the U.S.-South Korea alliance, including broadening allied security cooperation into new domains like space and cyberspace, the release said.

The U.S.-South Korea alliance continues to be a linchpin of peace and security in the region and increasingly around the world, Carter noted in the release.

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