Seohun-Sullivan’s first call to the Korean-US security center… “Reconfirmation of the ROK-US alliance” :: Sympathetic media Newsis news agency ::

靑 “Active cooperation in global issues such as the Korean Peninsula issue and corona”
Sullivan “ROK-US Alliance, India-Pacific Peace and Prosperity Lynchpin”

[서울=뉴시스] Head of the National Security Office, Seo Hoon, is presiding at the Blue House National Crisis Management Center on the afternoon of the 11th to conduct a national crisis assessment meeting to check the winter disaster risk factors and key countermeasures. (Photo = Courtesy of Blue House) 2020.12.11. [email protected]
[서울=뉴시스] Reporter Tae-gyu Kim = National Security Officer Seo Hoon said that on the 23rd, the Blue House had talked with Jake Sullivan, US White House National Security Advisor, to discuss bilateral issues between South Korea and the United States. This is the first call between the Korean-US security centers after the official launch of the US administration by Joe Biden.

Spokesman Kang Min-seok said at a briefing that day, “Seo congratulated the inauguration of the new national security adviser by having the first wired consultation with Sullivan for 40 minutes from 9:30 am to the 23rd.”

“The two sides reaffirmed the solidity of the ROK-US alliance, which is the basis of our foreign and security policy, and actively cooperate in global issues such as Corona 19, economic recovery, climate change, and cyber as an alliance that moves toward the same direction together. “We shared the recognition that it is imperative to do it.”

Sullivan said in the call, “The ROK-US alliance is a linchpin of peace and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region, and as an alliance that shares the values ​​of democracy and the rule of law with the United States. In the future, the US will closely discuss various issues with Korea. “I will do it,” said Kang.

The two sides agreed to share their assessment of the recent situation on the Korean Peninsula, and to jointly discuss and work with the US to achieve the goal of denuclearization and peace settlement on the Korean Peninsula. They also agreed that it is important to start communication between the two leaders as soon as possible.

[윌밍턴=AP/뉴시스]Jake Sullivan, appointed as White House National Security Adviser for President-elect Joe Biden, speaks at a press conference held at the Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware on the 24th of last month. 2020.12.9.
Spokesman Kang explained that the two sides agreed to communicate closely at various levels, including the Korea-US National Security Council (NSC) in the future.

Meanwhile, Assistant Sullivan spoke with Japan’s National Security Commissioner Shigeru Kitamura on the 21st.

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