THE HINDU, 02nd APRIL, 2019- US Acting Secretary of Defence Patrick Shanahan met South Korean Minister of National Defence Jeong Kyeong-doo here over the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, said the Pentagon.
During their meeting on Monday, Mr. Shanahan and Mr. Jeong focused on the on-going diplomatic efforts to achieve a complete denuclearization of and peace on the Korean Peninsula, according to a statement released by the Pentagon, Xinhua news agency reported. The two defence chiefs vowed to remain “an unwavering combined readiness posture,” said the statement. They also pledged to enhance coordination and cooperation in various areas including information sharing on issues regarding North Korea, it added.
Mr. Jeong’s visit came one month after the second summit between top North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump in late February in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi that ended without an agreement.