STATEMENTS AND RELEASES
National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan spoke by phone today with Republic of Korea National Security Advisor Kim Sung-han to discuss the President’s upcoming visit to the Republic of Korea (ROK). Mr. Sullivan congratulated Mr. Kim on his appointment and they jointly noted that the meeting between President Biden and President Yoon is an opportunity to highlight the strength and breadth of the modern U.S.-ROK Alliance. They also condemned the DPRK’s ballistic missile launches, including the launches today, as a violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions and committed to maintain close coordination to address the threats posed by the DPRK and to advance our shared objective of the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. Mr. Sullivan and Mr. Kim also conferred on additional details about the President’s visit to the ROK and strengthening our cooperation across a range of shared foreign policy priorities.