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Pentagon chief could visit South Korea in January

Geopolitics Materials 17 January 2023 09:37
Moscow, Russia TASS
Pentagon chief could visit South Korea in January

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin could travel to South Korea before the end of this month, the Yonhap news service reported on Tuesday, TASS reports.

The two countries are holding consultations to arrange the visit, the report said, without giving any specific dates for the potential trip.

If Austin comes to Seoul, he is likely to hold talks with his South Korean counterpart, Lee Jong-sup, and have a meeting with President Yoon Suk Yeol, Yonhap said.

If the visit comes through, the defense chiefs are expected to discuss the situation on the Korean peninsula, the DPRK’s nuclear program and the trilateral security cooperation of the US, South Korea and Japan.

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