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NSCs of Seoul, Washington to maintain close cooperation

By Choi He-suk
  • Published : Sept 25, 2019 - 06:35
  • Updated : Sept 25, 2019 - 09:14

NEW YORK – South Korea’s national security office chief Chung Eui-yong met Robert O’Brien, the recently appointed US national security adviser, on Tuesday, Seoul’s presidential office said.

National security council chief Chung Eui-yong (center) seen at the South Korea-US summit on Monday. Yonhap
According to Cheong Wa Dae, the two met in New York and agreed to continue working closely together on various issues.

“(Chung and O’Brien) said that the close communication and cooperation between the two sides’ national security councils will be continued, and that they would meet in Seoul or Washington in the near future,” Cheong Wa Dae spokesperson Ko Min-jung said in a statement.

She added that Chung and O’Brien had also agreed to work together to draw up follow up measures for issues discussed in the South Korea-US summit the previous day.

President Moon Jae-in and US President Donald Trump held their ninth summit in New York on Monday. According to Cheong Wa Dae, a wide range of issues including North Korea, economic cooperation and military issues were discussed at the summit.

By Choi He-suk Korea Herald correspondent (cheesuk@heraldcorp.com)