Arrived in Mongolia! Eager to reaffirm US-Mongolia shared values, the strength of our partnership, and our role in supporting democracy and freedom worldwide. pic.twitter.com/HwHrXHcOY1- Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper (@EsperDoD) August 7, 2019
“Arrived in Mongolia! We strive to reaffirm our commitment to the common values of the United States and Mongolia, the strength of our partnership and our role in supporting democracy and freedom around the world, ”Esper said on Twitter.
Esper previously called for the early deployment of ground-based medium-range missiles in Asia after the United States withdrew from the INF Treaty.
He also said that the US does not support China’s desire for dominance in the Indo-Pacific region.