Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting With Republic of Korea’s Foreign Minister Kang

Office of the Spokesperson
November 24, 2019

The following is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:On November 23, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met with Republic of Korea’s Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha in Nagoya, Japan on the sidelines of the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting. The Deputy Secretary and Foreign Minister pledged to maintain close coordination to ensure the final, fully verified denuclearization of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and reaffirmed the importance of U.S.-ROK-Japan trilateral cooperation – especially in the security and economic realm.

Deputy Secretary Sullivan and Foreign Minister Kang also praised the enduring strength of the U.S.-ROK Alliance and reiterated their commitment to cooperation in the Indo-Pacific, as outlined in the Joint U.S.-ROK Factsheet released on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit November 2.