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Deputy Secretary Blinken's Meeting with Republic of Korea Deputy National Security Advisor Cho Tae-yong

Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
February 18, 2016


The below is attributable to Spokesperson John Kirby:

Deputy Secretary Antony Blinken welcomed today Republic of Korea (ROK) Deputy National Security Advisor Cho Tae-yong to Washington for productive discussions on a range of issues related to North Korea.

Deputy Secretary Blinken and Deputy National Security Advisor Cho reaffirmed the importance of our close coordination in responding to the DPRK’s destabilizing behavior, including its recent violations of UN Security Council resolutions. They agreed to continue bilateral strategic consultations.

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