Oct. 20, 2022
WASHINGTON — Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley hosted a trilateral meeting at the Pentagon today with Japan Chief of Staff, Joint Staff Gen. Koji Yamazaki and Chairman of the Republic of Korea Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Seung-Kyum Kim.
U.S. Indo-Pacific Command commander Adm. John C. Aquilino and United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command/U.S. Forces Korea commander Gen. Paul J. LaCamera also attended.
This session featured discussions on regional security challenges, to include Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK) recent missile activities and nuclear program developments which destabilize the region. The leaders discussed continued efforts to achieve the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. Gen. Milley reaffirmed the ironclad commitment of the U.S. to defend Japan and the Republic of Korea.
The three military leaders emphasized the importance of effective bilateral, trilateral, and multilateral security cooperation and coordination in order to enhance the security of the Korean Peninsula and the region.
The U.S. - Japan and U.S. - ROK Alliances are essential to maintaining regional peace and stability and to ensure a Free and Open Indo-Pacific.
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