Results of the ROK-US Defense Ministers’ Meeting

February 25, 2020 (Google Translation) – In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Korean War, Secretary of Defense Chung Kyung-du and Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper held a visit to the Korean War Memorial Park in Washington, DC on February 24 (local time).

Minister Chung and Esper discussed the ROK-US defense minister’s cooperation on security issues and the major issues of the ROK-US alliance.

​The Secretary and the Secretary reaffirmed that the ROK-US alliance is a key pillar of peace and security on the Korean Peninsula and in Northeast Asia, and reaffirmed that the ROK-US alliance will maintain and strengthen its solid alliance and solid defense posture regardless of changes in the security environment.

Chung and Esper agreed that comprehensive defense sharing among allies is important.

Secretary Spur expressed his gratitude that the Republic of Korea is contributing to ensuring the stable presence of US forces in Korea, including support provided through the 10th SMA.