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Trump briefly meets with national security advisors of S. Korea, Japan
Updated: 2020-01-10 13:32:51 KST
President Trump met briefly on Wednesday, local time, at the White House with the national security chiefs of South Korea and Japan.
According to the White House, speaking with Seoul's Chung Eui-yong and Tokyo's national security chief, Trump reportedly said their two countries are Washington's strongest allies in the Indo-Pacific region and expressed appreciation for the two countries' support and friendship.
The security chiefs are in Washington for trilateral discussions with U.S. National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien.
The U.S. National Security Council tweeted that the three sides held "great bilateral and trilateral meetings" and reaffirmed the importance of cooperation on North Korea and Iran.
The U.S. State Department also said that Chung met with Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun the same day to discuss various global issues.
Reporter : christine@arirang.com