Readout of Secretary Mattis’ Meeting with ROK Minister of Defense Jeong Kyeong-doo

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

ROK Minister of Defense Jeong Kyeong-doo and the U.S. Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis met for the first time on October 19 on the margins of the 5th ASEAN Defense Minister’ Meeting – Plus (ADMM-Plus). They discussed steps to strengthen the Alliance and build confidence and cooperation to enhance regional security.

Minister Jeong and Secretary Mattis look forward to the 50th Security Consultative Meeting (SCM) scheduled on October 31 in Washington D.C., where they will reaffirm the robust ROK – U.S. ironclad Alliance