Readout of National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice’s Meeting with National Security Office Director Kim Kwan-Jin of the Republic of Korea

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release

September 16, 2014

National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice met yesterday with ROK National Security Office Director Kim Kwan-Jin at the White House.  Ambassador Rice and Director Kim affirmed their strong commitment to the U.S.-ROK alliance and discussed a number of bilateral, regional and global issues.  In particular, they affirmed the need for close coordination and cooperation in bringing about the verifiable denuclearization of North Korea.  They agreed on the need to counter new and emerging challenges to global security and stability, such as the threat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) poses to Iraq, Syria and the region, and the threat to west Africa posed by the Ebola virus.  Ambassador Rice and Director Kim pledged to continue close consultations on these and a range of regional and global security issues. 

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