US Secretary of Defense
US Secretary of Defense Esper, who was visiting Korea, asked South Korea to cooperate on a voluntary coalition that the United States is aiming to form to secure the security of the Holmes Strait in the Middle East at a meeting with the Korean Defense Minister on the 9th. Became clear.
US Secretary of Defense Esper met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Defense Minister Jeon Kyung-Doo on the 9th.
An official of the Korean Ministry of Defense talked with Defense Minister Chung, and Secretary Esper called on South Korea to explain the voluntary coalition that the United States is aiming to form to secure the security of the Holmes Strait in the Middle East. Was revealed.
An official from the Korean Ministry of Defense says that it is not a request for formal participation, but the Korean media said that the government is considering various options.
In addition, Secretary Esper has expressed the idea that it is essential to cooperate between the three countries of Japan, the United States, and South Korea. Regarding the agreement “GSOMIA” for sharing and protecting confidential security information between Japan and Korea, Some say that they encouraged the Korean side to continue the agreement.